Dinastía Vivanco

Crianza Selección de Familia Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.0137 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
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
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
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
Marshall Parrish

Nice drinkable wine. Makes me want to explore more if Spain

Nice drinkable wine. Makes me want to explore more if Spain

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2014
Jade Hallett

Tempranillo

Tempranillo

Mar 24th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.5

Blackearth and lovely fruit. Nice balance. A very good value.

Blackearth and lovely fruit. Nice balance. A very good value.

Apr 3rd, 2013
Carlos Lorenzo

Smoked, spices, good presence. Seems a very modern Rioja.

Smoked, spices, good presence. Seems a very modern Rioja.

Jan 3rd, 2013
Dave Wood

Nice new style Rioja.

Nice new style Rioja.

May 20th, 2015
Jay Svoboda

This is an exceptional wine. Spicy, sensual, earthy and fruity. Smooth and delicious, nice long finish, this was a bargain at under $20. If like me you don't know what "Crianza" refers to, it is essentially a Spanish rating scale for Rioja wines. Starting at Rioja, then Crianza, Reserva and finally Gran Reserva - there are oak and aging requirements for each level. At just level 2 of 4, this "hand-picked" Tempranillo is an incredible value.

This is an exceptional wine. Spicy, sensual, earthy and fruity. Smooth and delicious, nice long finish, this was a bargain at under $20. If like me you don't know what "Crianza" refers to, it is essentially a Spanish rating scale for Rioja wines. Starting at Rioja, then Crianza, Reserva and finally Gran Reserva - there are oak and aging requirements for each level. At just level 2 of 4, this "hand-picked" Tempranillo is an incredible value.

Jan 26th, 2015
Todd Cutler

Good value for an everyday wine.

Good value for an everyday wine.

Nov 23rd, 2014