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2013 Sierra Cantabria Rioja Collection Privada

ITEM 8064319 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
ryafe 1 $35 $35
3 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8102760 1 $35 Jan 30, 2022
I8096774 1 $35 Jan 23, 2022
I8064319 1 $35 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Powerful smoke- and spice-tinged dark fruit scents are complemented by cola, candied licorice and Indian spices. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering juicy black raspberry and fruitcake flavors...excellent focus and intensity on the finish, which is framed by smooth tannins that fade into the wine's vibrant fruit.

90The Wine Advocate

...quite ripe with aromas of raspberry and strawberry... It has a soft texture and is juicy, approachable and easy to drink.

REGION

Spain, Rioja

Rioja Demoninación de Origine Calificada is Spain’s most important wine region. Located in northern Spain, it comprises 135,000 vineyard acres and was the first official appellation in Spain, earning its official DO status in 1926. In 1991 it became Spain’s first DOCa, Spain’s most prestigious appellation category. The DOCa is divided into three subzones: La Rioja Alavesa in the northeast; La Rioja Alta in the southwest; and La Rioja Baja in the east. About 75 percent of Rioja wines are reds, with Tempranillo the predominant grape. Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo (Carignan) and Graciano, a spicy, high-acidity red grape, are also allowed. White wines are made from Macabeo, Garnacha Blanca and Malvasia. Wines were made in this region well before the Romans arrived, though the Romans then the medieval monks refined vineyard management and wine production. In the 19th century French families migrated to Rioja after phylloxera wiped out their vineyards, and the French helped establish the tradition of wine blends, still part of Rioja winemaking. According to the rules for the appellation, a wine labelled a simple Rioja can spend less than a year in an oak aging barrel. A Criziana is aged for at least two years, one in oak. Rioja Reserva is aged at least three years, with at least one in oak. A Rioja Gran Reserva must be aged at least five years, with two years in oak.

TYPE

Red Wine, Tempranillo

Think leather and cherries together for Tempranillo wines. This wine looks lighter than it is. It can be medium or full bodied, but its thin-skinned, big grapes, give it a more transparent appearance. It is grown in Spain, Portugal, the U.S. and Australia.