Produced from 100% Tempranillo grapes, which are hand harvested from the Montebuena vineyard.
Brilliant deep ruby red color, fruity aromas.
Montebuena Red has a spicy vanilla bouquet and is smooth and fruity in the mouth with some well-integrated secondary nuances, full-flavored and a persistent pleasant finish.
"The 2009 Montebuena is 100% Tempranillo. Dark ruby-colored, it offers an appealing perfume of spice box, leather, tobacco, and blackberry. On the palate it is packed with ripe fruit, has outstanding concentration, and impeccable balance. It is a great bargain that offers a sneak preview of the great 2009 vintage in Rioja and northern Spain in general. It should drink well for 6-8 years."
The Wine Advocate
Smooth & Supple
I received this as a gift and drank it last night. Wow! I was really impressed with how smooth this wine was. This is the best Rioja I have had in a while. I only received one bottle, the others will be on me. Yum!
I love this wine because it is just so drinkable. Its like an old friend that you can hang out with in any situation and not have to put on airs. It pairs nicely with anything that we have ever grilled; meat or vegetable.
This was just ok, rather smooth but thin
Fine for a casual cheap no thrills bottle.
Light, smooth and little tannin. Fruit forward with almost no finish. Not great, but for $10, no complaints. Perhaps a monastrell offers better bang for dollar.
I didnt enjoy the bottle I received at a local restaurant tonight. At first taste it seemed to have earthy tones which I can enjoy in a wine. I found myself gradually relating its smell and taste to that of a farm (the unpleasant kind). As we brought it home a while later and tried it with a clear palate, it did not improve. I won't say don't try this wine but I will say that my experience with it has been memorable. I won't be purchasing this wine again.
This wine was rough to start. Opened it up 2 hours before serving, still needed to go through the vinturi another time. Of the 9 Tempranillos we poured at our party this was one of the least favorite.
In the glass the wine is deep purple with legs that stain the crystal. The nose is brash and the wine is not well balanced.
Earthy & Spicy