• 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.
  • Daniel Ramos 2017 'El Altar' Garnacha, Spain (Sierra de Gredos)
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (4/23/2020)

    The 2017 Zerberos El Altar is from a north-facing plot of Garnacha on sandy granite soils in the village of El Barraco in Ávila. The low-yielding year and the warm summer delivered a wine with 15.67% alcohol, despite which it is a little more delicate and has less rusticity, more floral aromas, notes of spices and wild herbs denoting a Mediterranean vintage. The palate is lighter than expected, with fine minerality, elegant tannins and a granite texture.