FS Signo Bobal 2011
Juan Manuel Ibáñez, Alberto Pérez Marín, Manuel Puerto – elmundovino.com – 15,5/20
Frutos negros, notas tostadas, muchas hierbas aromáticas. Intenso en boca, con taninos presentes pero finos, con buena vivacidad.
FS Cuvée TNS 2007
Guía Peñín – 95/100
Color cereza, borde granate. Aroma fruta madura, expresión frutal, hierbas de tocador, mineral. Boca fruta madura, sabroso, carnoso, complejo.
La Rosa de Finca Sandoval 2007
Jens Riis, Enrique Guzmán, Manuel Puerto – elmundovino.com – 17,5/20
Enorme intensidad, complejidad y finura de aromas: especias (canela), ahumados, bayas negras (cassis, moras), monte bajo, sobre un fondo muy mineral. Una boca con frescor, con un carácter levemente salino, ‘umami’, que invita a beber. Envolvente y largo a la vez.
FS Cuvée Cecilia 2013
Jens Riis, Ernestina Velasco, Manuel Puerto – elmundovino.com – 16/20
Pétalos de rosa, violetas, intensamente floral. La uva blanca de la moscatel va abriéndose después. Mucha fruta roja dulce (frambuesas, moras), que no resulta empalagosa por la fresca acidez. Equilibrado, vinoso.
Finca Sandoval 2009
Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate – 93/100
The new wood lends it modern flair, with vanilla-tinged, ripe black cherry fruit as well as hints of violet emerging with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, very well-balanced with fine, fleshy tannins. The oak is nicely judged here, just lending it a modern sheen without dominating the character or typicite of the wine. Excellent.
Finca Sandoval Signo Bobal 2010
Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate – 92/100
The 2010 Signo Bobal is actually blended with 8% Syrah with some Cordon de Royat vines planted back in 1939. It is raised in the same manner as the Salia. It has a gorgeous bouquet of dark cherries, boysenberry and briary that is very well-defined and expands with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. It is a tightly controlled, focused Bobal with good backbone and a clean, fresh, almost broody finish that is very appealing. Excellent. Drink now-2017.
Finca Sandoval Signo Garnacha 2010
Neal Martin – The Wine Advocate – 91/100
The 2010 Signo Garnacha is a blend of 91% Garnacha and 9% Alicante Bouschet from Castillejo de Iniesta and Pozo Lorente (certified organic vines). The wine is raised for 11 months in 300-liter, mainly used French barrels. It offers an attractive bouquet of raspberry preserve, Morello and wild strawberry that is very well-defined. The palate is very well-balanced with fine tannins, very well-judged acidity and great purity towards the fleshy finish. Just 220 cases were produced. Lovely.
Salia de Finca Sandoval 2010
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate – 90/100
The 2010 Salia, a blend of 49% Syrah, 30% Garnacha Tintorera and 21% Garnacha Tinta, was aged 11 months in French and American oak, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. This beautiful, dense purple-colored 2010 exhibits a meaty note of beef blood intermixed with attractive, round, supple black fruits, bouquet garni and licorice. Full-bodied, rich, distinctive and complex with a heady finish, its Syrah component no doubt provides the beefy character. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
Robert M. Parker Jr – The Wine Advocate – 90/100
This beautiful, dense purple-colored 2010 exhibits a meaty note of beef blood intermixed with attractive, round, supple black fruits, bouquet garni and licorice. Full-bodied, rich, distinctive and complex with a heady finish, its Syrah component no doubt provides the beefy character. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
FS Signo Garnacha 2010
Josh Raynolds – International Wine Cellar – 91/100
Vivid ruby. Aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, fresh flowers and smoky minerals. Sweet and aromatic in the mouth, with expressive flavors of bitter cherry, black cherry, minerals and floral pastilles. Firmly structured and sharply focused wine with fine-grained tannins and lovely lingering sweetness.
FS Cuvée TNS 2008
Josh Raynolds – International Wine Cellar – 92+/100
Glass-staining purple. A complex, heady bouquet projects blackberry preserves, lavender, lily of the valley, spicecake and anise. Sweet dark berry and floral pastille flavors stain the palate and are lifted by tangy acidity, which adds focus and back-end cut. Pretty showy right now, but this wine’s liveliness and finishing grip suggest that it really deserves some patience. I like the energy here.
FS Signo Bobal 2011
Robert M. Parker Jr. – The Wine Advocate – 92/100
Fashioned from 90% Bobal and 10% Syrah, it spent 11 months in 225- and 300-liter oak barrels (85% French and 15% American), and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. There are 500 cases of this cuvée, which over-delivers in many different ways. First of all, it is a showcase for the indigenous Bobal grape that was planted in 1939. The addition of Syrah seems to flesh out the wine, resulting in a dense purple-colored 2011 offering notes of blueberries, blackberries, graphite and white flowers. Exhibiting a seamless integration of acidity, wood, tannin and alcohol, this beauty represents fabulous value at $23 a bottle. It should evolve for up to a decade.