Sierra Cantabria Gran Reserva 2008

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  • Wine Advocate Rating: 92
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The 2008 Gran Reserva has been in bottle since 2011, so it's quite polished and developed. It's mostly Tempranillo with a 2% pinch of Graciano from vines over 30 years old in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, fermented at controlled temperatures and matured in American oak barrels for 26 months. It was a cold and wet vintage, and at this stage in its development, the wine shows very strong smoky aromas, toast and charred oak. At almost age ten, the fruit is fading into the background and there is more aromatic complexity. The palate shows very good freshness, with some acidity still noticeable from the vintage conditions and also from their use of higher-altitude vineyards for this bottling. 10,000 bottles produced.
Founded in 1957, this Rioja producer has 267 acres in Rioja, all organically farmed. The vine ages are impressive, with the oldest vines planted in 1940 and the most recent ones in 1980. This has always been one of the best-value Rioja producers, but of course, they make wines that are more expensive than $25 as well. - Robert Parker
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SKU 07301
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Size 750ML
Case Quantity 6
Rating 92
Rating Source Wine Advocate
Vintage 2008
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