Marqués de Cáceres

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.71787 ratings
8.740 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano
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, Paella
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha & 5% Graciano. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and toasty spice. The palate shows cherries and blackberries with some pepper and a toasty oak tang. Firm ripe tannins are well-integrated and balanced with the acidity, medium+ finish. Nice Value.

A blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha & 5% Graciano. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas and toasty spice. The palate shows cherries and blackberries with some pepper and a toasty oak tang. Firm ripe tannins are well-integrated and balanced with the acidity, medium+ finish. Nice Value.

Sep 9th, 2019
Simon Gilligan

Marqués de Cáceres is about the only Rioja I see everywhere. They must produce a boat load of it. They nail the QPR and it’s a pretty safe bet considering what else is out there. This was 8€. Crianza (1 year in oak, 1 in bottle, but 4 years down the Crianza and Reserva distinction no longer matters?). Ripe, sweet red fruits, a little tart on opening, tannic. Sneaks in at 90.

Marqués de Cáceres is about the only Rioja I see everywhere. They must produce a boat load of it. They nail the QPR and it’s a pretty safe bet considering what else is out there. This was 8€. Crianza (1 year in oak, 1 in bottle, but 4 years down the Crianza and Reserva distinction no longer matters?). Ripe, sweet red fruits, a little tart on opening, tannic. Sneaks in at 90.

Jul 8th, 2019
Nick Lyons

Very structured, fruity but not fruit forward. More earthy and organic smelling due to the old world orientation. Very long finish but not too tannic.

Very structured, fruity but not fruit forward. More earthy and organic smelling due to the old world orientation. Very long finish but not too tannic.

9 people found it helpfulSep 10th, 2014
Nate Stiles

If you go at it right after cracking her open its really not good, very tight. After an hour a bouquet of flavors open up a bit, but after 90 minutes or more she really sings.

If you go at it right after cracking her open its really not good, very tight. After an hour a bouquet of flavors open up a bit, but after 90 minutes or more she really sings.

7 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Brian Montgomery

Jury says "An extremely acceptable Rioja"

Jury says "An extremely acceptable Rioja"

5 people found it helpfulAug 17th, 2014
Vladimir Miroshnikov

Компотная вишня, кожа, черника в носе. Хорошо структурировано; вкус преимущественно вишневый, яркий, с ванильными, кожаными, земляными и перечными тонами. Для крианцы - очень хорошо. Хочу попробовать их резерву.

Компотная вишня, кожа, черника в носе. Хорошо структурировано; вкус преимущественно вишневый, яркий, с ванильными, кожаными, земляными и перечными тонами. Для крианцы - очень хорошо. Хочу попробовать их резерву.

2 people found it helpfulApr 20th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.2

Little bit of Brett.

Little bit of Brett.

2 people found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014
Ellen Clifford

Omigosh still studying the wines that may turn up on my next test. This wine has the tart/sweet cherries and plums. And some leather and dried herbs and almost what I thought was caramel but I am realizing coconut eaters (I hate coconut) might call sweet coconut. And there is a finish of...well now that I’ve been sniffing dried dill for a couple months in able to be able to identify I’d call dill and balsamic in the finish. Would I call it Tempranillo in a blind tasting? Now that I know my good guy dill maybe. That doesn’t matter on Delectable. What matters is this is a moderately priced wine you can easily find that would prove tasty probably especially with a bacon-y (in my veg imagination)/roasted bell pepper/stewed dish. I dunno. This wine is an easy drinker maybe not for the masses but for those of us who dig BIG wines this is an easy and damn tasty wine. I also would try it with a salad with roasted veg and a balsamic dressing. I feel that pairing would do it right.

Omigosh still studying the wines that may turn up on my next test. This wine has the tart/sweet cherries and plums. And some leather and dried herbs and almost what I thought was caramel but I am realizing coconut eaters (I hate coconut) might call sweet coconut. And there is a finish of...well now that I’ve been sniffing dried dill for a couple months in able to be able to identify I’d call dill and balsamic in the finish. Would I call it Tempranillo in a blind tasting? Now that I know my good guy dill maybe. That doesn’t matter on Delectable. What matters is this is a moderately priced wine you can easily find that would prove tasty probably especially with a bacon-y (in my veg imagination)/roasted bell pepper/stewed dish. I dunno. This wine is an easy drinker maybe not for the masses but for those of us who dig BIG wines this is an easy and damn tasty wine. I also would try it with a salad with roasted veg and a balsamic dressing. I feel that pairing would do it right.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2018
brando cox

Great mix of old world and modern! Aromas of cerrise, cranberry, framboise and leathery belt. Drink up! This is well balanced with a long finish. Cherry & undergrowth dominate. Great value for $13 at Curacau Duty Free. Curious about the Reserva and GR

Great mix of old world and modern! Aromas of cerrise, cranberry, framboise and leathery belt. Drink up! This is well balanced with a long finish. Cherry & undergrowth dominate. Great value for $13 at Curacau Duty Free. Curious about the Reserva and GR

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2017
Paula Guzman

Goodish, needs to open up, not my fav Rioja but not bad.

Goodish, needs to open up, not my fav Rioja but not bad.

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2016