El Coto de Rioja

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo

8.71192 ratings
8.832 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
Charles Napier

Very nice w/o food, went down smooth, not heavy, lovely aftertaste, definitely Spanish flavor

Very nice w/o food, went down smooth, not heavy, lovely aftertaste, definitely Spanish flavor

4 people found it helpfulAug 17th, 2014
Lucas Doldan

Lucas had this 6 years ago

Lucas had this 6 years ago

3 people found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2015
Ray Vanderhoff

Plum and dark berry aromas with a hint of burned rubber. Plum, dark berry and currant flavors. Touch of tomato water and baking spices on a bit of a tight finish.

Plum and dark berry aromas with a hint of burned rubber. Plum, dark berry and currant flavors. Touch of tomato water and baking spices on a bit of a tight finish.

2 people found it helpfulAug 18th, 2020
Telly

$15 / light / smooth / decent

$15 / light / smooth / decent

2 people found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2020
JC Collin

Was excellent after it had a real chance to breath. Had a glass of the leftover the next day and was excellent

Was excellent after it had a real chance to breath. Had a glass of the leftover the next day and was excellent

2 people found it helpfulApr 12th, 2020
Evan Kennedy/Caroline Kielar

Not the greatest of tempranillos, could use more of a full, buttery, oaky finish, but certainly a strong middle of the pack contender for tempranillos with more red fruits than one would expect. In other words, well above the unsophisticated, acidic edge you’ll find in poor tempranillos, but not the type that will linger in your mouth and mind, with a robust finish.

Not the greatest of tempranillos, could use more of a full, buttery, oaky finish, but certainly a strong middle of the pack contender for tempranillos with more red fruits than one would expect. In other words, well above the unsophisticated, acidic edge you’ll find in poor tempranillos, but not the type that will linger in your mouth and mind, with a robust finish.

2 people found it helpfulSep 20th, 2018
Corrie Decker

Medium bodied with fruit and spice. A very approachable wine.

Medium bodied with fruit and spice. A very approachable wine.

2 people found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2018
The Meg

It is very good. Full bodied but a little acidic, not too dry, however. It's good for a glass or two, maybe with dinner. Probably would compliment a meal well. I would drink this again.

It is very good. Full bodied but a little acidic, not too dry, however. It's good for a glass or two, maybe with dinner. Probably would compliment a meal well. I would drink this again.

2 people found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Had the '12, the '13 is about the same. Aromas of tart berry fruit and earthy tones. On the palate underripe fruit flavors, some spice with harsh dry tannins. Medium finish ending with an alcohol burn. I would pass as well.

Had the '12, the '13 is about the same. Aromas of tart berry fruit and earthy tones. On the palate underripe fruit flavors, some spice with harsh dry tannins. Medium finish ending with an alcohol burn. I would pass as well.

2 people found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2017
Jacque Manabat

Good to drink before sleeping

Good to drink before sleeping

2 people found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2017