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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Seleccion de Familia Crianza 2008
Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Seleccion de Familia Crianza 2008
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#59 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The bouquet consists of mature red berries, with hints of smoke, vanilla, and spice. Well-structured in the mouth, this Crianza is expressive and meaty and possesses a good balance of red fruit and toasted flavors. The tannins are mature and lead to an elegant, long finish. While this wine can be enjoyed now, it will also keep for 5-10 years.

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About Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco:

The Dinastia Vivanco Bodega is located in Briones, a privileged enclave of the Rioja Alta, in the foothills of the Cantabrian mountain range and on the banks of the River Ebro. It is an area with a mild microclimate and extraordinary calcareous-clay soils that take in old vines with a reduced and selected yield.

The Dinastia Vivanco wines are made exclusively from these family vineyards that are overseen by Rafael Vivanco and his team. This intimate knowledge of the vineyards, their unique characteristics and potential, improves the ability to make the best selection of grapes for each wine.