The 2008 vintage of El Coto's entry level Crianza is a blockbuster! This 100% Tempranillo shows layers of fresh raspberries, cherry, cedar and spice typical of a classically styled Rioja. This is all wrapped up in a vanilla and leather laiden package that is medium in body and sports a long, soft finish. Always a good value!
Earthy & Spicy
The Wine...El Coto Crianza 2008...The scene...Wife and I entertaing ourselves with a Tapas style party with cheese, olives, sardines and chorizo with fresh bread from Mariano's. Tempranillo wine was the suggested wine when indulging in a Tapas party setting and seeing this is a wine I enjoy it was a perfect choice. A bit dissapointed with the wine...a bit flat on taste but a spicy aftertaste that the wife did not like. Not sure that we would buy this one again