93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$30 list] I was quite impressed by the 2012 Viña Cubillo Tinto Crianza, a classical Rioja that is nicely crafted, with less aging in barrel than the rest of reds and therefore with more fruit character and less López de Heredia signature. This was born as a red for tapas, a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 5% each Graciano and Mazuelo with 13.5% alcohol. It matured in well-seasoned American oak barrels for three years. It has ripe fruit (black rather than red) without excess and a pinch of spices and a twist of oak. Drink: 2020-2027. (Oct 2020)"
92 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13.5%). The water-retaining clay soils of Viña Cubillo are a godsend in a drought vintage like 2011. Combining Tempranillo with 35% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, this is spicy and a little wild, with assertive acidity, tobacco and red berry flavours and an appealing lightness of touch embellished by savoury tannins. 2021-25. (2021)"
|Producer||López de Heredia|
|Blend||70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano|