• Daniel Ramos 2013 'Los Chorrancos' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93+ (3/3/2016)

    El Tiemblo, the village in the province of Ávila where this plot of vines planted in 1936, is one of the few places in the Gredos Mountains where you find slate. As most of the ancient vineyards, there is a field blend, mostly Garnacha Tinta, but also some Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha Gris, Morenillo (Rufete) and even Villanueva (a white variety). The nose is floral and fresh, with perfectly ripened red fruit and something earthy, aromatic and subtle, quite complex for its young age. The palate is medium-bodied with fantastic balance and a lively acidity that gives it freshness and length. I find this irresistible.
  • Daniel Ramos 2018 'Kapi Amphorae' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88 (4/23/2020)

    There is an earthy sensation on the nose of the 2018 ?? Amphorae 100%, a Garnacha that goes back to the local tradition of wine in tinaja (amphora). It fermented and matured in tinaja with skins for nine months. It's ripe and rustic, with unusual aromas of flowers, pollen, cereals and something medicinal. The palate reveals dusty rusticity, a powdery texture and abundant grainy tannins. Better with food. 3,265 bottles and five magnums produced. It was bottled in October 2019.