94pts James Suckling
Impressive, rich, dark-cherry and blackberry aromas with nicely cut oak influence. The palate has a sleek, smooth-honed feel with such impressive freshness and depth. Stunning, vibrant finish. 100% tempranillo from several plots around Laguardia. Drink or hold.
92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The red 2017 Viñas de Gaín was marked by the frost of the 28th of April, when they lost 20% to 25% of the crop, but as I've seen in other wineries, the wines are much better than expected, especially when it comes to freshness, given the low yields and very early harvest. This fermented in oak vats and matured in oak barrels for eight months. It's fresh and tender, with ripeness but without excess, quite fruit-driven. It has a velvety texture and good quality tannins. An approachable Viñas de Gaín.
This wine has its origin in vineyards located in the villages of Laguardia and Elvillar de Álava laying on the spots of Castejones,Verdecillo,Carracuesta, El Cerradillo, Los Mazuelos, Las Ventas, Paulejas, Parredonda, Santa Águeda, Valmayor and Majadales.
This wine can be enjoyed at a young age expressing the youthfulnees of each vintage or it can be rediscovered after having spent a few years in the bottle. The style of this wine is characterised by aromas and flavours of fresh and delicate red fruits. Their sweet and subtle tannins generate velvety textures in the mouth.