The 2011 Castillo de Viñas Gran Reserva is richly fragrant with black cherry and raspberry scents and soft notes of vanilla, smoke and damp soil. The palate is silky, structured and refined with flavors of bright cherry and mixed berry and complex touches of violets, earth, vanilla, smoke and spice. The mid-palate is fresh and lively with seamless acidity that melds into a long raspberry and cream finish. Powerful, graceful & long. Pairs well with casual to lavish fare like Roasted piquillo red peppers make an outstanding side.