Bodegas Patrocinio, producer of “Zinio” is based in the town of Urunuela in Rioja Alta, the classic region in Northern Spain renowned for its Tempranillo- based wines. In 1986 a group of grape-growers decided to combine their production to form Bodegas Patrocinio and make branded wines. Until then all the product of the vineyard was sold to other wineries in Rioja. This is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano grapes.
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The 2009 Zinio Tempranillo (85%)-Graciano (15%) was aged in oak for 6 months. The nose gives up a touch of cedar, spicy red fruits, and leather leading to a mouth-filling red with lively acidity, good balance, and a fresh finish. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. Drink: 2011 - 2015 Jay Miller, Wine Advocate #195, Jun 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is made in the traditional fashion and spends 4-6 months in used American oak barrels and then stored in the bottle for a further 3 months prior to release.
The brilliant purple - red colour.
The nose shows a rich aroma of red fruits and vanilla.
The well-balanced blend of fruit and oak makes for a delightful rich palate with a long finish.