Bodegas Montecillo

Rioja Tempranillo

8.7359 ratings
8.75 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
Terry

Costco $7 wow!

Costco $7 wow!

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2017
M
9.0

Smoke, gamey, sage, and dark cherry. Steady tannins and acidity, but not too heavy. Very interesting representation.

Smoke, gamey, sage, and dark cherry. Steady tannins and acidity, but not too heavy. Very interesting representation.

2 people found it helpfulJan 21st, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

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

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2021
Ivonne Nill

Just ok, oak is not well integrated, fruit concentration slightly lacking.

Just ok, oak is not well integrated, fruit concentration slightly lacking.

Oct 12th, 2016
Anjoleena Griffin-Holst

Wine Director Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

9.2

Let's hear it for the ladies!

Let's hear it for the ladies!

Aug 10th, 2016
Frank Lin

I liked it more than Babs. She thinks there is mildew. I can kind of taste it. Subtle and thick. Would buy again just to try. 12 something at Costco.

I liked it more than Babs. She thinks there is mildew. I can kind of taste it. Subtle and thick. Would buy again just to try. 12 something at Costco.

Jun 5th, 2022
Vasanth Balakrishnan

#rioja - This is how reasonably-priced Rioja should present after 8 years bottle age. Dark bramble fruit and black cherry aromas underlain with forest floor, mushrooms and leather. Palate has juicy acidity, oak is nicely integrated, coffee, tobacco notes towards the finish and polished tannins end-palate. It paired wonderfully with mushroom and blue-cheese pizza.
***Update - faded rapidly just a day or two later, raisiny/Madeira notes stored even in wine fridge. This Dorian Gray wine must have seen it’s faded self portrait picture.

#rioja - This is how reasonably-priced Rioja should present after 8 years bottle age. Dark bramble fruit and black cherry aromas underlain with forest floor, mushrooms and leather. Palate has juicy acidity, oak is nicely integrated, coffee, tobacco notes towards the finish and polished tannins end-palate. It paired wonderfully with mushroom and blue-cheese pizza.
***Update - faded rapidly just a day or two later, raisiny/Madeira notes stored even in wine fridge. This Dorian Gray wine must have seen it’s faded self portrait picture.

Dec 14th, 2021
S.Carey

BQE, undrinkable

BQE, undrinkable

Jul 17th, 2021
A Marie

Good, even next day • T. Wine

Good, even next day • T. Wine

Jul 17th, 2021
Some Dude

Big, well-structured and luscious. I had a 9-year old bottle and I should have decanted it earlier in the day. This one has the bones to age and grow even more well-knit over time.

Big, well-structured and luscious. I had a 9-year old bottle and I should have decanted it earlier in the day. This one has the bones to age and grow even more well-knit over time.

Jul 4th, 2021