While I was in Navarra this summer, I was told that, due to fierce competition from other Spanish wine regions (as well as European and New World wines) there has been a push for quality since 2007, and I found plenty of evidence to back this up. Briefly, here is what is going on at a sampling of wineries in Navarra.
Medium mahogany color. Medium intensity aromas of dried grapes, flowers, dried fruit, citrus zest, and raisins. Sweet on the palate, medium body, medium-low acidity, and flavors of overripe grapes, grape candy, baked raisins, candied lemon, flowers, and honey; medium sweet finish. Make a reduction with this wine and diced figs for an incredible ice cream topping. Recommended.
The oldest country in Europe is creating some of the newest wine experiences. The tide has finally turned, a distributor in the Northeastern U.S. recently told me.