Conde San Cristobal 2006

Red Blends from Spain

$25.00 $17.98
Save $7.02
Item No. 106418
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • ST90
  • RP90
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:

Winemaker's Notes

Elegant and powerful all through, with a deep clean red cherry color. Complex and deep aromas, with intense fresh and ripe fruit, mingling with mineral and spicy tones. The fruit remains in the mouth, on the palate it is full, fresh, powerful and hearty. For drinking now or can be laid down and enjoyed in a few years time.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Conde San Cristobal is 80% Tinta Fino (Tempranillo) with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Purple in color, it reveals an alluring perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, incense, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense, layered, and full-flavored, this solid offering has enough structure to evolve for 3-4 years. Drink it from 2013 to 2021. It is an excellent value. "
90 Points

"Inky purple. Suave, perfumed bouquet of blackberry, cassis, potpourri and minerals. Supple, sweet red and dark berry flavors are framed by silky tannins and brightened by a note of white pepper. This open-knit, alluringly sweet wine is ready to drink. "
90 Points

Learn About Conde San Cristobal

The Bodegas y Viñedos Conde de San Cristóbal belong to the D.O. Ribera del Duero and are part of the renowned Grupo Vinícola de Marqués de Vargas, with wineries in Rioja and Rias Baixas.

On the property, located on the Pago de Valdestremero Estate, Tinta Fina, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are all planted.

All wines from Conde de San Cristobal are produced from these estate vineyards.

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