48% Tempranillo, 26% Graciano, 20% Grenache, 6% Carignan $77
Beyond Category has amassed a serious following for its compelling power, distinct complexity and seemingly vast evolution in bottle. This Rioja driven beauty provides an experience of pure silk as the deep texture of Tempranillo drapes across your entire palate. Layers of dark fruit, fig, sage, fresh herbs and dark cacao, contribute largely to its obvious electric core of bright, bursting fruit. Graciano and Grenache dazzle and whet all of one’s senses, for an insatiably long and unforgettable finish.
93-95+ points - Robert Parker