Gomez Cruzado ‘Honorable’ Rioja 2016
Gomez Cruzado is one of the newest brands to be added to the Giuliana Imports portfolio run by our friend Steve Lewis. Steve has built a remarkable import portfolio of industry leading wineries from Spain and Italy, for both wine and olive oil! This new Rioja producer is just another jewel in the Giuliana Imports crown. Gomez Cruzado shares the same coveted real estate as Rioja greats Lopez de Heredia, La Rioja Alta, and Muga (another Giuliana Import). Their Honorable wine comes from a high-elevation single vineyard at the foot of the Santa Cantabria mountains. These are old, head-trained vines that are planted on clay and chalk soil. Look for dark cherries intermixed with rich notes of mocha, liquorice, and cigar box. Delicious now, though this wine will only continue to get better in the cellar.