Made from 100% Graciano aged in neutral oak, the 2016 Rio Madre offers a ripe bouquet of black cherries, blackberries, dried flowers, leather, and damp earth. Rich and nicely concentrated, it's medium-bodied, well-balanced, and has a solid, layered texture as well as a great finish. It blossoms with time in the glass, has plenty of fruit and character, and is a rock-solid value.
90 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2018)
The ripeness here is intense with jammy raspberry and blackberry aromas laced with herbal nuances. The palate has a slippery, succulent feel, saturated in plum and blackberry flavors, soft tannins and an easygoing finish. Drink now.
90 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)