Bodegas Luis Canas Reserva Seleccion de la Familia 2005

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $40.00 $32.00
Save $8.00 (20%)
Item No. 123018
  • RP95
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Red cherry color with high notes. Clean nose, with good intensity. Memories of ripe fruit and preserves on a background of fine wood, with a marked balsamic (eucalyptus, pine) character. Powerful on the palate, dense, structured, with good tannins. The finish is broad, complex, long and persistent.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Reserva de la Familia is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% “other varieties” that is aged for 20 months in new French and American oak. It has a sophisticated bouquet of dark red cherries, cold black tea and a touch of blueberry that is succinct and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, saturated tannins. It is silky smooth in texture with a sensual finish of cranberry, wild strawberry, white pepper and a touch of dark chocolate. This is effortless and pure class. Drink now-2022+ "
95 Points

Learn About Bodegas Luis Canas

Bodegas Luis Cañas is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928, although the family has been in the grape-growing and winemaking business for more than two centuries. Today it is one of the leading wineries of Rioja Alavesa. At Luis Cañas, the vinification process starts with 222 acres of their own Tempranillo, Viura, Graciano, and Mazuelo vineyards and another 494 acres controlled by their regular grape suppliers. The vineyards are divided into 815 separate plots of land at an altitude of 1,300 to 1,640 feet above sea level.

Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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