Dinastía Vivanco

Crianza Selección de Familia Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9473 ratings
8.732 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The dark Spanish wine give off a heady whiff of black and blue fruit with an overlay of leather and black olives. A little smokiness creeps in after it sits awhile. On the palate, it has a vivacious acidity that makes my lips smack. It also plums and blackberries and currant in a slightly savory, earthy framework. I want a pork chop with this, or a lamb shank.

The dark Spanish wine give off a heady whiff of black and blue fruit with an overlay of leather and black olives. A little smokiness creeps in after it sits awhile. On the palate, it has a vivacious acidity that makes my lips smack. It also plums and blackberries and currant in a slightly savory, earthy framework. I want a pork chop with this, or a lamb shank.

Aug 17th, 2017
Maggie Meagher

Decent Rioja Crianza, a fair amount of oak-vanilla, sweet, tobacco, spice, jam, medium+ tannins, medium acidity, smokey

Decent Rioja Crianza, a fair amount of oak-vanilla, sweet, tobacco, spice, jam, medium+ tannins, medium acidity, smokey

4 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2014
John Zuzek

Nice Rioja, and a bargain. The nose has lots of cherries and vanilla. The palate has smooth integrated tannins, with lots of peppery spice, tart fruit, and a nice mouthfeel. Food-friendly.

Nice Rioja, and a bargain. The nose has lots of cherries and vanilla. The palate has smooth integrated tannins, with lots of peppery spice, tart fruit, and a nice mouthfeel. Food-friendly.

2 people found it helpfulJun 25th, 2015
Edward Greenberg

Love this wine. Great bargain. Smooth tannins. Deep flavors

Love this wine. Great bargain. Smooth tannins. Deep flavors

2 people found it helpfulDec 5th, 2014
Roberta Smith

Light. Vanilla. Summer wine.

Light. Vanilla. Summer wine.

2 people found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
Sherri Housman

Nice Tempranillo! Cranberries, dried plums, white pepper with tobacco finish

Nice Tempranillo! Cranberries, dried plums, white pepper with tobacco finish

2 people found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014
Pasi Ketolainen

Very pleasent Rioja Crianza after xmas festivities. Good ripe fruit with smooth tannins and well balance. 87p

Very pleasent Rioja Crianza after xmas festivities. Good ripe fruit with smooth tannins and well balance. 87p

2 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2013
Mark Calkin

Good Crianza offering nice red cherry and raspberry aromas. Some gamey and leather notes, plus a mix of French and American oak with coconut, sweet spice and cedar. Decent acidity and body but medium (-) tannins

Good Crianza offering nice red cherry and raspberry aromas. Some gamey and leather notes, plus a mix of French and American oak with coconut, sweet spice and cedar. Decent acidity and body but medium (-) tannins

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.2

Reduced. Air helps. Fruit and aromas muted.

Reduced. Air helps. Fruit and aromas muted.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2015
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Hmmm Rioja, of course...with Pollo al Ajillo.

Hmmm Rioja, of course...with Pollo al Ajillo.

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2014