Hermanos Pecina Senorio Crianza 2014
This is the flagship wine of the estate. The Crianza is an amazing example of the complexity, elegance and structure of great traditionally made Rioja.
Blend: 95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Garnacha
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Dark red. Spice-tinged red berry and cherry scents are complemented by hints of coconut and succulent herbs. Shows good energy and cut on the palate, offering oak-spiced bitter cherry and red currant flavors and a tangy suggestion of blood orange. Dusty tannin's frame a long, nervy finish that leaves a subtle floral quality behind.
I find the 2014 Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza a bit advanced and with more oxidative aromas reminiscent of tea leaves and brick dust, intermixed with creamy oak and some balsamic undertones. The palate is medium-bodied, with marked acidity. 2014 seems like a lighter vintage for earlier drinking. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2018.
Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.
Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.