Finca Museum Reserva 2010
The hand sorting of the bunches, a careful elaboration in order to preserve the fruit, and a long (as long as the wine demands) aging in French oak result in a wine that is generous in nuances—with hints of cherries, plums, fennel, body, and aftertaste. Matches roasted lamb, suckling pig, as well as red meats to perfection.
100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo). Finca Museum is the first venture of Baron de Ley outside its home region, located in the small DO Cigales of the Castilla y Leon region. In the late 90s, it was an unknown appellation with an extreme climate and wealth of old vines. Scouring the estates and the bars of villages in Corcos, Trigueros, Cigales, and other municipalities, the old Miraflores estate caught the attention of Baron de Ley. So in 1999 they purchased the estate and created their first vintage that same year. The estate includes the largest, open-air vineyard of sculptures while the bodega houses an equally fine collection of paintings—just like a museum, hence its name of Finca Museum. Calling it the "Museum Art Collection," this assemblage, just like Finca Museum's wines, complements human sensibilities with the mysteries and enchantment of nature. Old tempranillo vines (some of them more than a hundred years old in poor, pebbly soils at more than 2,296.5 feet above sea level in the Castilian plateau), low yields, and a harsh contintental climate (with dramatic thermal contrasts between winter and summer, night and day) all contribute in making Museum a unique wine.