Montecillo Crianza 2010

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$13.10 (144493)

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88 pts
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Critic Reviews (5)

Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Finessed yet easy drinking, straight forward Rioja. Vibrant fruit, a hint of oak, subtle notes of tobacco and cigar...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is an easy-to-drink Rioja crianza with aromas of red cherry and cranberry fruit with beets and cedar plus some...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

At $ 17.95, very good value for money for this fairly bodied Spanish red, flexible and focused, and woody in the...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fine, finessed and easy-drinking crianza with subtle wood influence yet still traditionally styled overall. Acids...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Good medium-size Crianza, whose appearance of another era has a certain charm. Not very wooded, open and balanced...

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Community Reviews (12)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Finally a good vintage in Rioja. Haven't had this quality since 2004... a full decade...that's a long wait. Nice full body feel and surprisingly soft mouth feel for a crianza. nice balance and elegance. Buy a boat load while it's on sale!

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David Brodati
David Brodati

A juicy crianza that offers excellent value for the money. While oak is definitely present, it isn't over the top. Notes of cherries, leather, tobacco, baking spice. A solid structure framed by tannin and acidity, and a very good length that ends with a peppery finish. Some alcohol heat - serve at 60-64 degrees. Nov. 2014.

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Andrew Lumley
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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Montecillo Crianza Rioja, aged in oak for more than one year, has appealing aromas of sour cherry, cedar and wood on the nose and cranberry, pomegranate, sour cherry, wood and light vanilla on the palate. It is a light to medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; with refreshing acidity, dusty tannins (decant for 15 min) and a medium to long, clean finish. This is a food friendly wine that can be sipped alone; it has a short aging potential – 2018+ (cork enclosure). My impression: NICE, 87-88 pts – recommended for its value. Tasted in Apr/15.

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Michael Loken
Michael Loken

Our house was a bit divided on this wine. I thought it was a great value - rustic, robust with a dry, dusty finish. My wife found it too dry on the finish - and although she agreed it was a wine with a full mouth feel, she would not get it again.

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carlost
carlost

Tasted April 2015

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Very soft, approachable Rioja red. Simple red fruits with noted oak and an average finish. Fails to excite, actually rather boring. Tasted nov 2014.

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