93-95+ points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "Still in barrel, the 2017 Beyond Category is made up of 48% Tempranillo, 26% Graciano, 20% Grenache and 6% Carignan. It's expected to age a bit longer this vintage, for 27 months. This will be blended and bottled in early 2020. Opaque ruby-purple, it explodes from the glass with bold scents of crème de cassis, boysenberry and blueberry jam, molten chocolate, licorice, lilacs, toasted coconut and a faint waft of tapenade and grilled meat. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with flavor but surprisingly light on its feet, with a pixelated frame and seamless freshness, finishing very long, layered and lifted. (Feb 2020)"
Producer notes: "48% Tempranillo, 26% Graciano, 20% Grenache, 6% Carignan. 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."
|Varietal||Other Red Blends|
|Blend||48% Tempranillo, 26% Graciano, 20% Grenache, 6% Carignan|