Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
Aging: 18 months in barrels (French and American oak), minimum 12 months in bottle before release. Estimated aging potential: 8-12 years.
Taste: Meaty, sumptuous and full of character, with abundant fruit, glycerin, tannins, and toasted oak. In the mouth it is very wide, powerful, voluminous, smooth, but with perfectly integrated tannins; showing great character, round, and very long. It has an elegant bitter touch in the finish, very persistent both in taste, and aromas.
Color: Intense cherry red with a violet rim, deep.
Talking About the Wines:
-The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 92+ points to 2016 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. “Accounting for half of the total production of the winery with some 200,000 bottles, the 2016 Viña Pedrosa Crianza shows the perfect vintage, like when they harvested perfect grapes in the harvest dates of yesteryear. This has a classical profile, with spice, and smoke from the barrel nicely integrated with the fruit, with no excess. A Crianza like the ones that made the appellation famous. Elegant, balanced, and powerful, but harmonious. It was bottled in May 2018. Again, among the best vintages for this bottling.”
-International Wine Report, April '18 gave 90 points to 2015 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. "An outstanding Crianza, this bright colored wine opens with ripe and plump red fruit aromatics, filling the glass with a kiss of toasty oak. Lithe, and on the lighter side, this shows good freshness with dark cherry, and cigar ash flavors that linger. Enjoy this excellent wine in the short-term."
-The Wine Advocate, Mar '17 gave 92 points to 2014 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. "This has an elegant texture with very fine tannins and very good freshness. This is as classical as it gets in Ribera del Duero, and very representative of the house style, with very clean oak, and balance, to develop for a very long time. A benchmark for Crianza wines from Ribera del Duero."
-Washington Wine Blog, Oct '16 gave 90 points to 2013 Viña Pedrosa Crianza. "This wine begins with aromatics of dill, coffee grounds, and roasted figs. There are flavors of red cherry, red raspberry, cranberry, sage, and Mandarin orange rind. The savory elements are lovely."