Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2004

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

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Item No. 94379
  • WS90
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

100% Tempranillo from three proprietary vineyards: La Veguilla, Jararte, and Valgrande located around the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Labastida.

Aged 14 months in 2-3 years old Bordelaise barrels of American and French oak. Medium ruby color. Nice toasted coconut aroma framing red fruit. Perfectly balanced on the palate with toasty coconut, red berries, vanilla crème and spice.

Critical Acclaim

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#71 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

Plum, chocolate, tobacco and leaf flavors mingle in this round red. Shows good ripeness and concentration, but maintains a traditional style. A bit austere, but balanced. Drink now through 2012. "
90 Points

"Deep red. Gamey red and dark berry aromas are complemented by smoked meat, tobacco and baking spices. Fleshy and sweet, with vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors and dusty tannins. The meaty note gains strength with air and carries through the long, chewy finish. This is complex enough to drink now."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I absolutely loved this wine. Didn't take long to open up, and I agree with the other person. It's the best Spanish red I've ever had as well.
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Best Spanish Red I ever had
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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
Very drinkable rioja, with a great balance of fruit and oak. Complex flavor, long finish, great mouthfeel. Ready now - but my 2001 Sierra Cantabria is still terrific, so can cellar for some time
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Learn About Sierra Cantabria Map ItMap It

Founded by Guillermo Eguren, who is a self-made bodeguero, coming from a family tradition of vine growers. Today, the fourth generation of the Eguren family, Marcos Eguren, is the winemaker and director of the winery. Sierra Cantabria has come to the forefront of Spanish wineries in the last 15 years. This is from the extreme care that they give to their vineyards, located in the...

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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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