Crianza Rioja DOCa 2004

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

Ripe strawberry and raspberry nose with a vanilla note. The wine is smooth, balanced and fresh on the palate, with a long finish.

Recent Press

  • Wine Image Boston Globe Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    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 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    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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