Isaac Fernandez Seleccion is a unique collaborative venture between one of Spain’s most acclaimed winemakers, Isaac Fernandez, and Aurelio Cabestrero, whose vision and commitment helped bring Spanish wines to the forefront in the U.S.
Bobal is the second most planted red grape in Spain, but is little known. Isaac believes in the potential of the grape to produce fine wine of a quality much higher than its historic use as a blending grape to give tannin and acid to a red blend. Bobal is named after the ancient Roman name for the grape.
100% Bobal, from 50-60 year old vines
91 Points, View From the Cellar – “Offers up an outstanding bouquet of sappy black cherries, pomegranate, bitter chocolate, chalky soil tones, wild fennel and a nice touch of vanilla oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and complex, with lovely focus and balance, a fine core, very good soil signature and a very long, moderately tannic and classy finish.”
89 Points, Vinouis – “Glass-staining ruby. Ripe red and blue fruit aromas, accompanied by a cracked pepper nuance and a subtle floral note that builds in the glass. Fleshy and broad in the mouth, showing good depth to the cassis, bitter cherry and dark chocolate flavors. The peppery note returns on the finish, which clings with good tenacity and chewy tannic grip.”