Bodegas Hermanos Peciña

Señorío de P. Peciña Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1361 ratings
9.160 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Graciano, Grenache
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, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Serious Crianza with dark, powerful, brooding fruit and immense concentration. Very even and ripe tannins, revealing sweet, spicy and vanillin American oak. Fairly subtle and restrained aromatics even with quite a bit of air- cassis and blackberry aromatics with leather and tobacco. I would have a hard time not calling this Left Bank or old school Napa Cabernet in a blind tasting, but the American oak is a point of distinction. Love the supple mid palate which is revealing more freshness and bright red currant qualities. Peciña is a favorite of mine so the quality of this bottling comes as no surprise, but the extraction is quite robust for such a young style. I would love to see this again in another 2-3 years once the baby fat has shed a bit. By no means a delicate style of Crianza, but has ample acid and enough fruit and structure to age into something of true elegance.

Serious Crianza with dark, powerful, brooding fruit and immense concentration. Very even and ripe tannins, revealing sweet, spicy and vanillin American oak. Fairly subtle and restrained aromatics even with quite a bit of air- cassis and blackberry aromatics with leather and tobacco. I would have a hard time not calling this Left Bank or old school Napa Cabernet in a blind tasting, but the American oak is a point of distinction. Love the supple mid palate which is revealing more freshness and bright red currant qualities. Peciña is a favorite of mine so the quality of this bottling comes as no surprise, but the extraction is quite robust for such a young style. I would love to see this again in another 2-3 years once the baby fat has shed a bit. By no means a delicate style of Crianza, but has ample acid and enough fruit and structure to age into something of true elegance.

Mar 20th, 2018
Aaron Means

Classic, enough said. It was all classic American oak and dill on the pop and pour, but the lithe cranberry, cherry, and leather of the Tempranillo eventually comes through. @Pappas Bros Steak House, Houston, TX.

Classic, enough said. It was all classic American oak and dill on the pop and pour, but the lithe cranberry, cherry, and leather of the Tempranillo eventually comes through. @Pappas Bros Steak House, Houston, TX.

Nov 18th, 2017
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

9.2

I drink so little wine made with American Oak these days that this actually comes across as refreshing. Ironic! These guys are old school. Very long maceration which counter-intuitively lightens up the color and softens the edges in a oxidative sort of way (further, they rack barrel-to-barrel by hand). Amazing mouthfeel here. The acidity is very ample too but I don't think it takes over like many fashionable wines these days. This is the sort of wine that any customer can get behind. Lush but balanced. Old school, but approachable. Food friendly, but super easy to drink.

I drink so little wine made with American Oak these days that this actually comes across as refreshing. Ironic! These guys are old school. Very long maceration which counter-intuitively lightens up the color and softens the edges in a oxidative sort of way (further, they rack barrel-to-barrel by hand). Amazing mouthfeel here. The acidity is very ample too but I don't think it takes over like many fashionable wines these days. This is the sort of wine that any customer can get behind. Lush but balanced. Old school, but approachable. Food friendly, but super easy to drink.

Nov 18th, 2017
Aaron Means

Stands out amongst a great group of wines. This is knockout representation of Rioja fruit.

Stands out amongst a great group of wines. This is knockout representation of Rioja fruit.

Aug 14th, 2017
Joe Corsini

One of the best sub-$25 bottles of wine on the planet.

One of the best sub-$25 bottles of wine on the planet.

3 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2014
Catherine Gerdes

Beverage director, L'artusi

9.3

Out of magnum. Juicy and vibrant but this dusty leather is keeping things really interesting.

Out of magnum. Juicy and vibrant but this dusty leather is keeping things really interesting.

2 people found it helpfulDec 13th, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.0

Always a winner. Impressive concentration for a Crianza!

Always a winner. Impressive concentration for a Crianza!

Sep 1st, 2016
Brad Hemmer

From magnum. Smoky, leathery, dried herbs & fruit.

From magnum. Smoky, leathery, dried herbs & fruit.

Aug 27th, 2016
Marshal White

I feel like I need to remind myself what Rioja actually tastes like now and then

I feel like I need to remind myself what Rioja actually tastes like now and then

Jul 31st, 2016
Matt Sterr

2010 vintage. 2 yrs in oak. 2 more in bottle. Tobacco and dill up front. Soft fruit and tannins.

2010 vintage. 2 yrs in oak. 2 more in bottle. Tobacco and dill up front. Soft fruit and tannins.

Sep 30th, 2015