Viñas Viejas has disappeared from the label, but the 2017 Peña El Gato Garnacha was produced with very old vines—apparently a centenary plot of vines at 700 meters in altitude in Baños de Río Tobía—that, despite the ripeness, keep very good pH and produced a juicy red. Despite having fermented and matured in new 500-liter oak barrels, where it was kept with the lees for 11 months, the wine is not oaky and comes through as powerful and mineral, with good Garnacha character, floral and spicy. Very tasty and nicely balanced. 3,150 bottles were filled in September 2018.
Score: 92 points -- Luis Gutierrez, Robertparker.com, Jun 2019
"Single vineyard planted at 750 m. altitude. This wine comes from an old Garnacha vineyard of half a hectare planted in 1917 by Juan Carlos Sancha's grandfather. Located on exposed slopes south facing at 750 meters altitude. It is a unique vineyard with a production of 2,857 kg. per hectare, with which we produce only 1,200 bottles." --Winemaker