Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza 2018
Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza 2018
92 Points - James Suckling. A succulent, elegant Crianza Rioja by Marcos Eguren, who is widely regarded as Spain’s greatest winemaker. This is Sierra Cantabria's most widely-admired wine due to its exceptional value and delicate yet complex style. Fine toasted notes (cocoa and coffee) and ripe fruit with definite expression. Powerful palate, smoky with well balanced toasty notes of oak and fruit. A beautiful red Rioja from one of the finest producers in Spain.
About the Producer
Rated well over 90 points a number of times by Robert Parker - Bodega Sierra Cantabria is located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, a village with a great winemaking tradition in the heat of La Rioja. The winery belongs to the Eguren family, a family that has been making wine for five generations in La Rioja. The wines of Sierra Cantabria are wines in a modern Rioja style, leaving the oak in the background and making the fruit and the intensity stand out. Known to be supplying wines to the Spanish Royal Family, Sierra Cantabria is at the height of wine making in Spain.
Since 1870, a period spanning five generations, the family has been dedicated to the cultivation of vines and the production and ageing of the best wines of La Rioja. They have been able to pass down from father to son both knowledge and tradition yet, at the same time, adapting them to the new advances in technology and always maintaining their respect for the soil and the vine.
Winemakers tasting note: Intense Cherry. Fine toasted notes (cocoa and coffee) and ripe fruit with definite expression. Powerful palate, smoky with well balanced toasty notes of oak and fruit.
Wine Press / Awards
92 Points - Penin
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2018)
"With a bouquet of dark plums, herbes de Provence and tobacco leaf, this wine has flavors of blackberry, black currant, butterscotch, anise and thyme, with downy tannins and a bright, pomegranate-splashed finish."
92 Points - James Suckling (2018)
“A beautiful Crianza with blackberry, lead pencil and graphite, as well as bark. It’s medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish. Pretty texture. Drink now.”
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2016)
91 Points - Robert Parker (2016)
93 Points - Guía Peñín (2016)
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