How would you like smooth Crianza-style Rioja for a fraction of the price? Winemaker Javier Murua asked just that question when he discovered a batch of ripe Tempranillo from a top Rioja house. Excess stocks of barrel-aged Tempranillo were destined for blending, before Javier stepped in, bottling the lot in his own winery to give you declassified Rioja (in the Crianza style that the locals love) at table wine price! Satin-smooth bramble and red berry fruit is given a delicious layer of toasty vanilla by patient barrel-ageing. Lovely solo sipping, great with lamb too!