What to drink when we’re able to enjoy poolside and patio picnics, summer gatherings and friends and families getting together, again, hopefully very soon? Well, when it comes to red wines in the summer, we’re always on the lookout for the right one-- something loaded with flavor and texture while not being so structurally huge as to turn day drinking into nap time. Heeeeere’s Carlos! But who is Carlos Serres?
"Wine has a history. And history is full of wine. That of Carlos Serres (Charles, in French) is one of them. One of those which happen once in a lifetime and perdure. Not only because he saw in Haro a perfect place to make wine of great quality but, above all, because he envisaged a new horizon for Rioja wine not considered until then: international exports.
A perfect place to make wines that met the quality, flavor and personality expectations of the most discerning international palates. Elegant wines with a Rioja flavor, ready to conquer; even overseas."
Nose: Plum, redcurrant, balsa wood, hint of mint, pepper spice.
Palate: Dried plum, fruit reduction, strawberry/cherry, white pepper, cacao nibs, hillside florals, forward tannins with balanced acidity, finish of fruit and earth. Balanced, not heavy, great with grilled foods, tapas, cheeses, etc., great bang-for-the-buck value!
WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS; BEST VALUE - "This supple red is balanced and expressive. Cherry, vanilla, orange peel and spice notes mingle over light tannins, supported by citrusy acidity. Not a big wine, but has focus and energy. Drink now through 2025."