Bodegas Montecillo

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo

8.7358 ratings
8.611 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
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Bodegas Montecillo was founded by Celestino Navajas in La Rioja Alta. A solid Rioja, deep red with ripe berry fruit and spicy aromas. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with cedar, vanilla and sweet notes. Tannins are firm with nice mouthfeel, medium ending with a ripe fruit structure. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Bodegas Montecillo was founded by Celestino Navajas in La Rioja Alta. A solid Rioja, deep red with ripe berry fruit and spicy aromas. On the palate strawberry and cherry flavors with cedar, vanilla and sweet notes. Tannins are firm with nice mouthfeel, medium ending with a ripe fruit structure. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Oct 9th, 2019
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.6

Given I paid less than $1 for each year of age quite pleased. A fine, aged Rioja.

Given I paid less than $1 for each year of age quite pleased. A fine, aged Rioja.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2014
Kristie Tacey

Cinnamon, dusty, cherry, lovely earth aroma with sandalwood. Med tannins. Aged in neutral French oak.

Cinnamon, dusty, cherry, lovely earth aroma with sandalwood. Med tannins. Aged in neutral French oak.

1 person found it helpfulOct 7th, 2015
Sofia Horvath

Smells sort if smokey. Tastes really young. Acidic.

Smells sort if smokey. Tastes really young. Acidic.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

Better than the current 2007 Reserva if you ask me, though more rustic and muddled, with solid black cherry fruit and leather. Despite the indiscriminate grape selection of the crianza, the French oak makes it a serviceable bottle.

Better than the current 2007 Reserva if you ask me, though more rustic and muddled, with solid black cherry fruit and leather. Despite the indiscriminate grape selection of the crianza, the French oak makes it a serviceable bottle.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2013
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.1

Drink now

Drink now

Jan 17th, 2014
Cassandra Becker

Fine. Don't want to buy again.

Fine. Don't want to buy again.

Apr 20th, 2021
Jennifer Fowler

Total wine, Corey likes too

Total wine, Corey likes too

Jan 1st, 2021
Joe Gillies

Young but drinking very well right now. Dark fruit aromas. More dark fruit with cedar, white pepper, and leather. Much better than previous vintages. Great value.

Young but drinking very well right now. Dark fruit aromas. More dark fruit with cedar, white pepper, and leather. Much better than previous vintages. Great value.

Jun 10th, 2020
Nick Frigo

Everything you want from a rioja Tempranillo. Value driven too.

Everything you want from a rioja Tempranillo. Value driven too.

Jun 6th, 2020