"This savoury, spicy blend of Tempranillo with 20% Garnacha and 5% each of Mazuelo and Graciano has plenty of weight, with an undertone of balsamic complexity. 2018-25"
93 points - Tim Atkin MW, Feb 2018
"The first of the reds here is the 2008 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza from a cooler vintage that produced some austere and serious wines--a year with higher acidity and lively fruit. It feels effervescent and it makes you salivate. This is usually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from 50-year-old vines that ferments in ancient oak vats, and ages in barrel for three years. This cuvée has increased its quality tremendously since the 1990s. These cooler years provide citric freshness, and a very fine texture and vibrant acidity. This is so easy to drink that it can be dangerous.This was the Rioja clarete fino--the everyday red. It's both elegant and powerful. Very good value, too."
92 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Aug 2016 (2008 VINTAGE)
|Bottles per Case||6|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Producer||Lopez de Heredia|
|Region||Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)|
|Style||Smooth and silky reds|
|Grapes||25% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo, 65% Tempranillo|
|Food Pairing||Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$239.70|
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