Crianza Rioja DOCa 2003

El Coto de Rioja

El Coto de Rioja Crianza is one of the most popular wines in all of Spain and one of the top selling Rioja's in the world. Year in/ year out this wine exhibits character, complexity and value unmatched in the category.

Terroir: The Crianza is sourced from low yielding Tempranillo grown on estate and other vineyards primarily in Rioja Alta, as well as additional sources in Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja.

Vinification: The wine is macerated and fermented in stainless steel vats for 20-25 days with extended time on the skins to extract flavor and complexity, followed by 12 months aging in a combination of new and used American oak and 6 months in bottle prior to release.

Additional Information

Color is moderately dense dark red. Ripe strawberry and raspberry nose with a note of vanillin. Palate is smooth, balanced, fresh, dry and clean. Click here for Super Sellsheet PDF

Recent Press

  • Wine Image WashingtonPost.com Author: Karen Page And Andrew Dornenburg
    Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2007

    Deep blackberry flavors are given structure by tannin and mystery by a hint of smoke The delicious El Coto Rioja Crianza achieved our highest pairing rating (+2, and a big, broad smile) with the bacon cheeseburger

    Grade: 'Burger Buddies'
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Other
    Date: Friday, June 1, 2007

    A straightforward, fruit-driven style of Rioja, this has clean, tart cherry flavors that last. Light and simple, its compatible with roast chicken or roast beef.

    Grade: 'Wine and Spirits 100 Top Values of the Year'
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Joshua Greene
    Date: Friday, December 1, 2006

    A straightforward, fruit-driven style of Rioja, this has clean, tart cherry flavors that last. Light and simple, its compatible with roast chicken or roast beef.

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