Bodegas Montecillo Crianza Tinto 2008

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

$14.00 $11.97
Save $2.03
Item No. 115710
  • red wine
  • RP87
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS85

Winemaker's Notes

The Montecillo Crianza Tinto is cherry red in color, clean and bright. The wine is well-assembled complex aromas of red fruits and fine woods. It's intense and tasty, long in the mouth with a lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Crianza, pure Tempranillo aged in oak for 12 months, has a light nose of macerated red cherries and a touch of licorice. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins, clean red berry fruit and a sinewy finish that would show better partnered with a hearty meat dish. This is a little rustic, but charming. Drink now-2016. "
87 Points

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Bodegas Montecillo was founded by Celestino Navajas in 1874 in the town of Fuenmayor in Spain's Rioja Alta region, the major and most traditional winemaking region in Spain. Thanks to the expertise that his son Alejandro acquired in France, the bodega was one of the first to adapt Bordeaux winemaking techniques to Spanish grapes, earning the reputation and prestige that it still...

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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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