Original
73 Ratings
Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza
$12.00 USD
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Wine Details

Region

Spain

Winemaker's Notes

A little musky on the nose with some early floral flourishes, followed by some nice, brushy elements as well. There’s a light lashing of vanilla oak with some walnut tones, all over slightly creamy smelling raspberry fruit and hints of pomegranates. A touch dull on entry, but this opens quickly in the mouth to unfurl lovely bitter cherry fruit in a soft but not unstructured package. There are some nice sharp mineral tones here, and the fruit is dense and firm, driving the cherry tones across the moderately long finish. The acidity pops after a bit of air, adding some more freshness and helping to read more...develop more red berry inner mouth perfumes. This does show a bit of heat on the finish. 89pts (hide)

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    Smooth, mild Rioja -- Holly would love it. Drink now.

    almost 5 years
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    seasons 52 sommelier favorite wine according to Jared.

    about 4 years
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    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/07
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/98
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/07
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07