Bodegas Casa Juan

Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja Tempranillo

8.955 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

I need to stop being surprised by how fantastic this Rioja is. At $12.99, red wet and smashable is all a reasonable person could ask for, but this is so much more, especially after four years in the cellar. This fine, nuanced crianza had poise, texture and length and nice cut for our baby back ribs. I loved how the American oak framed the dark Tempranillo fruit in this bottle. Luckily Morsel likes ribs more than wine and I didn't have to share it with her!

I need to stop being surprised by how fantastic this Rioja is. At $12.99, red wet and smashable is all a reasonable person could ask for, but this is so much more, especially after four years in the cellar. This fine, nuanced crianza had poise, texture and length and nice cut for our baby back ribs. I loved how the American oak framed the dark Tempranillo fruit in this bottle. Luckily Morsel likes ribs more than wine and I didn't have to share it with her!

Jul 23rd, 2017
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.9

Another winner from one of my fave traditional producers. Oak on the nose, starts with orange rind on the palate before greeting you with the many more layers that await your enjoyment.

Another winner from one of my fave traditional producers. Oak on the nose, starts with orange rind on the palate before greeting you with the many more layers that await your enjoyment.

May 17th, 2015
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.7

Wow. The fantastic stuff I remember. Wish I had more!

Wow. The fantastic stuff I remember. Wish I had more!

Dec 26th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.5

This particular bottle didn't show as well as usual but still solid as always.

This particular bottle didn't show as well as usual but still solid as always.

Dec 7th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.6

Shh. Don't tell anyone but I've been loading up on the Lesmos wines. 3rd vintage of this one ($13) and it always pleases...

Shh. Don't tell anyone but I've been loading up on the Lesmos wines. 3rd vintage of this one ($13) and it always pleases...

Jun 4th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.5

Woop, woop magnum style...

Woop, woop magnum style...

May 26th, 2013
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

8.7

Very good with pork chops & pilaf!

Very good with pork chops & pilaf!

Apr 18th, 2013
Lauren Golanty

Hefty out of the gate. Easy drinkin per Kyle.

Hefty out of the gate. Easy drinkin per Kyle.

Dec 1st, 2019
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

Still hitting on all cylinders...

Still hitting on all cylinders...

Apr 7th, 2015
Bill E
9.0

Lively acidity and bright, plummy fruit. A quaffer!

Lively acidity and bright, plummy fruit. A quaffer!

Jan 8th, 2019