Wine Advocate: 90 points
The 2008 Capellania Blanco Reserva is the only white produced by Murrieta at this time and comes from a vineyard called Capellania, the highest plot within the Ygay Estate, located at 485 meters altitude. It’s 100% Viura from 60-year-old vines harvested on October 6, cold-fermented for 30-40 days and aged for 19 months in new French oak barriques, with no malolactic. It has notes of chamomile, dried flowers, honey, pollen, beeswax and roasted nuts with great complexity and elegance, in a slightly oxidative way. Medium to full-bodied in the palate, it is round, with good amounts of glycerin, pungent flavors and superb balance.