Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva Rioja DOCa 2005

El Coto de Rioja

Terroir: The Coto de Imaz wines are made with grapes grown on El Coto’s Cenicero estate vineyards. These vineyards are home to low yielding, old Tempranillo vines in Rioja Alta. The clay and alluvial soils of this region are known for crafting wines with great longevity and good acidity.

Vinification: El Coto de Rioja Coto de Imaz Reserva is 100% Tempranillo sourced from estate vineyards in the Rioja Alta. The wine is slowly vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for a period of 20-30 days. The wine receives extended skin contact to encourage extraction, balanced tannins and structure, followed by 18 months of aging in new and used American oak and 24 months in bottle prior to release.

Additional Information

The wine displays complex, red berry aromas with smoky vanilla notes. On the palate, there's round, warm and juicy spiced red cherry fruit with a velvety character, and ripe tannins are apparent as a firm but pliant structure. The wine's suave tannins and acidity will help the wine mature very well in bottle.

Recent Press

  • Wine Image Decanter Author: Unlisted
    Date: Monday, October 1, 2012

    "Smoky oaked nose, with sweet mouthcoating tobacco, cedar and pepper characters. Pleasant finish."

    Grade: Bronze Medal-2012 Decanter Awards
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Thomas Matthews
    Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

    "This traditional-style red shows dried cherry, tobacco, spice and leaf flavors, enlivened by bright acidity and supported by gentle tannins. Supple, balanced and fresh. Drink now."

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Michael Schachner
    Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

    Much like the 2004, this wine straddles traditional and modern lines. The nose offers light raisin, spearmint, brick dust and leafy red fruit aromas, while the palate may seem acidic and sour to some but reflective of old Rioja to others. Strong American oak accents of dill, coconut and vanilla are present on the palate and finish.

  • Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Other
    Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

    21st Wine and Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll5th Most Popular Spanish Wine

    Grade: 21st Wine and Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll-‘5th Most Popular Spanish Wine’
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Jay Miller
    Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

    "The 2005 Coto de Imaz Reserva is predominantly Tempranillo with a dollop of Graciano aged for 18 months in American oak. Dark ruby red with a fragrant nose of cedar, rose petal, cherry, and cassis that jumps from the glass, on the palate it displays an elegant personality, good concentration, savory flavors, and enough structure to evolve for several years. It should be at its best from 2012 to 2020."

    Grade: (Archive)
  • Wine Image Decanter Author: Other
    Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009

    Creamy, fine nose, focused, leathery. Smooth, silky, sweet palate, classically styled Rioja, medium weight with finesse.

    Grade: Recommended

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