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Sierra Cantabria Rioja Gran Reserva 2012

Sierra Cantabria Rioja Gran Reserva 2012

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast. “This shows the ripeness of the vintage with plum and rose-petal aromas and some wood. Full-bodied and chewy with a combination of grape and wood tannins that give a roasted coffee-bean texture and flavour to the ripe fruit. Lightly dry at the finish."
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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 notes: Ruby red, showing tile notes on the edge of the glass; medium-high robe, clean and bright. Intense, fragrant, complex aroma, ripe red fruits, balsamic, vanilla, toasted and light truffle notes. In the mouth it is vigorous, fresh, silky, with a good presence of ripe tannins, developing a great balance and complexity of flavors, strongly perceiving the notes of red fruits perfectly integrated with balsamic touches, coffee, oak and roasted. In the aftertaste we find it long, with hints of fruit, spices and cocoa.

Wine Press / Awards

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2012)

"Fruit of the wood and anisette aromas pave the way for flavors of black currant, dark plum, eucalyptus, mocha and cherry pipe tobacco. This wine coats the mouth with durable tannins that sit down and stay a while."

93 Points - Guia Penin (2012)

94 Points - James Suckling (2011)

“This shows the ripeness of the vintage with plum and rose-petal aromas and some wood. Full-bodied and chewy with a combination of grape and wood tannins that give a roasted coffee-bean texture and flavor to the ripe fruit. Lightly dry at the finish. Drink now.”

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2010)

"Dark garnet to the eye, this wine offers a bouquet of cherry marmalade, bramble berries and coffee. It is rich from first sip, with opulent tannins and flavors of black cherry, pomegranate, salted toffee and Turkish delight that play on the tongue into a finish marked by notes of earthiness."

93 Points - GUIA PEÑÍN (2011 Vintage)

96 Points - GUIA GOURMETS (2009 Vintage)

95 Points - JAMES SUCKLING (2009 Vintage)

95 Points - GUIA PEÑÍN (2009 Vintage)

92 Points - Robert Parker’s WINE ADVOCATE (2009 Vintage)

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 Silver Medal (2009 Vintage)


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