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2001 Sierra Cantabria Rioja Crianza (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Sierra Cantabria   details
Appellation: Rioja - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo - Graciano
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$13.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: October 4, 2005 , John King
92 points "Color: evolved; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: mineral, buttery, black berry; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: firm; Finish: medium; Overall: pleasant; "
tasted: April 2, 2006 , Jeet M
3 stars "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: firm; Finish: persistent; Overall: well balanced; just when I thought that I had to return to Belgium lambics for consistency of taste and complexity for a reasonable price I was fortunate enough to start to get into rijoas. this one is was a rec from K&L, "a steal at this price." indeed it is very good, medium tannins, matched with good fruit and a slight sweetness to start. not to bold, not to sharp, not to sweet, not to fruity, the goldilocks so to say."
rated: June 4, 2005 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
91 points "I have served friends the brilliant 2001 Crianza (98% Tempranillo and 2% Graciano) just to prove what great wine can be purchased even with a weak dollar. It is a complex, elegant, deep ruby/purple-tinged offering boasting a sweet nose of lead pencil shavings, white chocolate, blackberries, and cherries. Medium-bodied with supple tannin as well as admirable structure, definition, and ripeness, it can be enjoyed now and over the next 5-8 years." Best 2005-2013
rated: July 31, 2005 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
85 points "A light, traditional-style red, shows balance, with cherry, cedar and spice flavors mingling nicely over firm tannins. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported. (TM)" Best 2005-
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