Grapes: 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacho, 10% Mazuelo, and Graciano.
Aging: 3 years in American oak barrels and at least 3 years in bottles. Racked twice per year and no added yeast.
Taste: Fresh with a slight aroma of licorice with consistent texture and persistent aroma, comparable to any Rioja Gran Reserva!!! This Crianza has all the seriousness of an older Reserva.
Gastronomy: Good with tapas, vegetables, cold meats, and charcuterie.
Color: Clear, bright ruby.
Talking About the Wines:
-Wine & Spirits, The Restaurant Top 50 The Most Popular Wines in America’s Top Restaurants, April ’18 gave #1 ranking to Viña Cubillo Crianza.
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate March, '18 gave 92 points to 2009 Viña Cubillo Crianza.“… It shows very good balance between fruit and more developed aromas, with hints of leather and cherries, spices and smoke, very clean, and with good volume in the palate...”
-Vinous Media "Spain's New Releases, Part 2: Triumphs and Travails", May ’17 gave 91 points to 2008 Viña Cubillo Crianza. "… Brilliant ruby-red. Aromas of freshred berries, cherry pit and pungent herbs, joined in the glass by subtle vanilla, and herb nuances. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering lively red currant, and bitter cherry flavors, that flesh out on the back half. In an energetic style, showing very good finishing energy, and smooth tannins framing lingering red fruit.”