Bodegas Luis Cañas

Reserva Selección de Familia Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.155 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
La Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Deep garnet red. Dark red fruits with baking spices and creamy dark cocoa on the nose. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Slightly dusty on the palate with notes of dark cocoa and a little savory in the medium plus finish. Pretty well integrated and a beautiful wine for under $20. Drink till 2022.

Deep garnet red. Dark red fruits with baking spices and creamy dark cocoa on the nose. Moderate tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Slightly dusty on the palate with notes of dark cocoa and a little savory in the medium plus finish. Pretty well integrated and a beautiful wine for under $20. Drink till 2022.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Really enjoyed this; fruit forward but dry; red fruits, mineral, spices, cocoa, oak finish

Really enjoyed this; fruit forward but dry; red fruits, mineral, spices, cocoa, oak finish

Apr 12th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Bodegas Luis Cañas is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928. Today it is one of the leading wineries of Rioja Alavesa with 222 acres of their own Tempranillo, Viura, Graciano, and Mazuelo vineyards and another 494 acres controlled by their regular grape suppliers. Ruby with aromas of ripe red fruit with cedar notes. On the palate blackberry and cherry with notes of cacao, oak and vanilla spice. Well balanced with smooth tannins. Lingering finish ending with mineral notes.

Bodegas Luis Cañas is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928. Today it is one of the leading wineries of Rioja Alavesa with 222 acres of their own Tempranillo, Viura, Graciano, and Mazuelo vineyards and another 494 acres controlled by their regular grape suppliers. Ruby with aromas of ripe red fruit with cedar notes. On the palate blackberry and cherry with notes of cacao, oak and vanilla spice. Well balanced with smooth tannins. Lingering finish ending with mineral notes.

Nov 3rd, 2016
Rachel Gendreau

Showing gorgeously last night

Showing gorgeously last night

Feb 24th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Round, rich full bodied elegance, tannins are fairly well resolved and intergraded for an 09. Dark fruits, expresso coffee grounds, saddlewood, dark chocolate, violets, soft spice, nice use off oak that reveals a cinnamon /vanilla barrel toast good acidity and a long beautiful finish that lasts.

Round, rich full bodied elegance, tannins are fairly well resolved and intergraded for an 09. Dark fruits, expresso coffee grounds, saddlewood, dark chocolate, violets, soft spice, nice use off oak that reveals a cinnamon /vanilla barrel toast good acidity and a long beautiful finish that lasts.

Sep 3rd, 2015
Bill Morgan

A favorite Rioja. Fortunate to have visited the vineyard and bought this bottle there. Aged a few years and it is delicious.

A favorite Rioja. Fortunate to have visited the vineyard and bought this bottle there. Aged a few years and it is delicious.

Jun 10th, 2022
Ivor

Luis keeps performing. After numerous 2005s we now enjoyed 09. after an oaky opening things cooled down and showed crunchy red fruits, charred wood, small Cocoa hint and good freshness. This is ready now and will last for a decade (?)

Luis keeps performing. After numerous 2005s we now enjoyed 09. after an oaky opening things cooled down and showed crunchy red fruits, charred wood, small Cocoa hint and good freshness. This is ready now and will last for a decade (?)

Dec 27th, 2020
Heather Robinson

HWT nice smooth flavor and a bit more berry than I remember rioja’s having but $35 is more than I’d want to pay.

HWT nice smooth flavor and a bit more berry than I remember rioja’s having but $35 is more than I’d want to pay.

Oct 30th, 2020
Antonio R

Smooth, soft taste w a full body

Smooth, soft taste w a full body

Jul 14th, 2019
Ivor

Soft silky vanilla smooth operator. Nice but a tad simple.

Soft silky vanilla smooth operator. Nice but a tad simple.

Mar 1st, 2019