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.
Ripe strawberry and raspberry nose with a vanilla note. The wine is smooth, balanced and fresh on the palate, with a long finish.
Fine example of when light-bodied red wine doesnt mean wimpy red wine. Bright, sustained black cherry fruit, pleasing earth notes, and fine zip. A good bet.
Score: 88 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
Medium red. Old-school cherry, dried red berries and dusty floral qualities on the nose, complicated by tobacco, leather and mocha. A supple, sweet example of traditional Rioja, with good breadth and persistence on the finish. Seamless, silky and ready to drink.
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