Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza 2016

Other Blends from Rioja, Spain
JS 92
WA 91
V 91
14.5% ABV
Item # 703372

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92 points James Suckling: "Lots of fresh and linear fruit in this crianza with crushed berries and licorice. Medium to full body. Lightly chewy yet polished tannins. Flavorful finish. Drink now. (7/26/19)"

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Crianza is pure Tempranillo from a year they consider spectacular because of the health and ripeness that the grapes achieved very slowly. The destemmed grapes fermented in stainless steel, and the wine matured in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. It is still quite toasty and has a classical profile despite the new-ish oak, a little creamy, with that soft, voluptuous mouthfeel but with the fresh profile of the 2016 vintage, with red rather than black fruit. It's a year of good yields, and the fruit and the wines have very good balance and freshness, less concentrated and more drinkable. It's a year of balance and freshness, with good yields and healthy grapes. It has to be one of the finest vintages for this wine. Drink: 2019-2023. (Jun 2019)"

91 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$20 list] Shimmering ruby. Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and red berry qualities on the nose, along with hints of cola and vanilla. Smooth and broad on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that slowly firm up and turn sweeter through the midpalate. Closes long and spicy with sneaky tannins lending framework and grip. Drink: 2021-2029. (Apr 2021)"
92 points James Suckling: "Lots of fresh and linear fruit in this crianza with crushed berries and licorice. Medium to full body. Lightly chewy yet polished tannins. Flavorful finish. Drink now. (7/26/19)"

91 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2016 Crianza is pure Tempranillo from a year they consider spectacular because of the health and ripeness that the grapes achieved very slowly. The destemmed grapes fermented in stainless steel, and the wine matured in French and American oak barrels for 14 months. It is still quite toasty and has a classical profile despite the new-ish oak, a little creamy, with that soft, voluptuous mouthfeel but with the fresh profile of the 2016 vintage, with red rather than black fruit. It's a year of good yields, and the fruit and the wines have very good balance and freshness, less concentrated and more drinkable. It's a year of balance and freshness, with good yields and healthy grapes. It has to be one of the finest vintages for this wine. Drink: 2019-2023. (Jun 2019)"

91 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$20 list] Shimmering ruby. Spice- and smoke-accented cherry and red berry qualities on the nose, along with hints of cola and vanilla. Smooth and broad on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors that slowly firm up and turn sweeter through the midpalate. Closes long and spicy with sneaky tannins lending framework and grip. Drink: 2021-2029. (Apr 2021)"
Product SKU 703372
Producer Sierra Cantabria
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Other Blends
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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