Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Reserva 2008

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $18.99
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Item No. 120702
  • RP91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep cherry with russet rim. Clean and brilliant. Spicy notes on the nose, with vanilla and black fruit, balanced by an elegant touch of oak. Spice and notes of fine aging on the palate. Good structure, elegant tannins and a pleasant, lingering finish.

An ideal companion for grilled or barbecued red meat, all types of stew and spicy dishes. A powerful wine, it also enhances the flavor of fish, such as tuna, salmon or cod.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Reserva has a lot more going on. Both nose and palate are deeper than the 2009 Crianza, with ripe fruit, floral aromas and hints of the telltale notes of the properly aged traditional Rioja: leather, incense, tea leaves and smoke. The palate is balanced, with good acidity. This is a great commercial Rioja at a very attractive price."
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Rating:
(8/11/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I just bought a bottle from Costco at under $10. It's as good as any Rioja I have had at any price. Heading back today to buy a couple of cases.
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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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