Start a new search!

Viña Cubillo Crianza 2013 DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer R. López de Heredia
This one-of-a-kind, limited-editon, idiosyncratic, Vina Tondonia Vina Gravonia is made exclusively from Viura (a.k.a. Macabeo) and aged for 4years in American oak. and was racked twice a year and fined with fresh egg whites. Bright forward light yellow colour. Very intense, cedary, slightly oxidative, spicy, warm, lemon peel nose with lots of nutty, faintly pineapple-tinged, Bourbon-driven nose. Extremely dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, teeth-clenching high acidity and yet quite mouthfillingwith lots of dried ripe lemon-apricot flavours and a lingering, slightly nutty, very cedary, somewhat bitter finish. This is a love it or hate it style and it’s definitely memorable and not for everyone. A 100% unfiltered Viura that has 12.5% alcohol and according to the LCBO has 2 g/L residual sugar along with a hefty 7 g/L total acidity (vs. 6.5 for the 2011) and lot number L-0604 on the back label. Only 56 cases of 6 are available (2,500 produced). CSPC 692780
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Joh Han
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***(93 points)
Intense, Ripe, Complex, Cedary
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Enticing aromas of blackberries, leather and cedar with some dried flowers follow through to a medium to full body with firm tannins and a fresh, citrusy finish. Very traditional and real. Drink now. Score - 93 (jamessuckling.com, Oct. 14, 2021) Price $ 28.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 10, 2022
Cases bought 330 (12 bottles per case)

Check LCBO Availability

Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

Copyright Vintage Assessments 2022
Prior written permission is required for any form of reproduction
 (electronic or other wise) and/or quotation.
Contact Michael Vaughan at mbv@uniserve.com