Steve Tanzer 90 points - This 100% Tempranillo aged 14 months in American oak is an elegant, stylish, traditional Rioja offering up notes of lead pencil shavings, forest floor, underbrush and red and black currants. Elegant and medium-bodied, it can be drunk over the next 3-4 years.
90 Points - Steven Tanzer's I.W.C.
"Bodegas Izadi Rioja Reserva has spicy, smoke-accented scents of dried cherry and plum, with subtle nuances of tobacco and printers' ink. Supple and broad on the palate, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. The persistent finish leaves notes of candied rose and bitter cherry behind. In a traditional style, and delicious right now." ~(I.W.C.)