Thomas Matthews awarded the 2016 Valderiz a rating of 96 points: '... dense, polished texture carries rich, harmonious flavors in this elegant red. Blackberry and currant notes mingle with espresso, mineral, licorice and spice accents ... Beautifully sculpted ...' (winespectator.com, Feb. 29, 2020). Matthews suggested a drinking window extending to 2030. Expect the 2017 vintage to offer similar depth, character and cellarability.