El Coto Rioja Rosado... 90% Tempranillo 10% Garnacha. Chilled on a hot summer evening and served alongside chicken-celery-lemon-garlic-zucchini over chunky pasta. Threw some of the same wine into the recipe. Delicious, refreshing, and a good complement to the Mediterranean style dish. — 4 days ago
Gorgeous Stunning aromatics on this: soaring & decadent kirsch liqueur, blueberry pie, spice cake, cedar, vanilla, pipe tobacco, coconut and so much more. Deep dark dense and oh so plush, velvety soft caressing tannins and lubricating acidity. Only very slight bricking, this has many more years ahead: straddling the line between traditional & new international style Rioja - .2 bump for $20 price tag. Buy a case of this stuff — 6 days ago
Value aged Rioja at its absolute best. At eleven years old, the color is definitely more on the brownish reddish side with a watery rim. Rustic nose with oak, tobacco, leather, smoke and hints of raspberry. The mouthfeel is decadent with rustic and earthy flavors plus round tannings and a profound acidic finish. Great find that will delight at the dinner table just now or in the cellar years from now. There are several bottles left out there, happy searching. — 12 days ago
Lovely Gran Reserva Rioja! Intense violet aromas with hints of rose petals and leather. Dark cherry flavors with notes of mushrooms, and bakers chocolate. Smooth and dusty tannins. Long finish. Excellent. — 5 days ago
The color is light ruby. The nose is complex with raspberry, plum, dried cherry, leather, and hints of wet forests floor, graphite and maybe some smoke. On the pallet there’s a certain finessse, great flow, pronounced acidity (may be vintage specific), round tannings, and an adequate finish. Probably the most balanced Rioja I’ve ever tasted. — 3 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.
Great nose of black currants, sweet cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, espresso, cola, light vegetables, tobacco leaf, cumin, saffron, graphite, herbs, Indian spices, earth and dark chocolates.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, oak, spices, earth, dark chocolates, graphite, peppercorn and leather.
Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a delicious 14 year old Rioja Gran Reserva. Drinking very nicely now, but still a little hot at the back of the throat. Tangy and soft with great complexity especially on the nose.
Needs 2 hours open up, and even better after 3 hours.
A nice wine to pair with food, but definitely good by itself too. Loved smelling on it for a long time.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me. Really enjoyed it.
Robert Parker 96 points. Wine Spectator 92 points.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano.
14% alcohol by volume.
$75. — 3 days ago
Beautiful nose. Full bodied. Rich tannins, long aftertaste. Outstanding wine with pastas and meat dishes. Worth the wait. — 23 days ago