Marqués de Cáceres

Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.8111 ratings
8.84 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
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
John Gallo

Not as good as the riserva, but we enjoyed it. This is about $16 a bottle versus $20 a bottle for riserva, those are available in Coolidge corner.

Not as good as the riserva, but we enjoyed it. This is about $16 a bottle versus $20 a bottle for riserva, those are available in Coolidge corner.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Vasanth Balakrishnan

Excellent #crianza #rioja blend - this might be the peak time for this 2013 vintage. Earthy, laid back dark fruit aroma, lots of acidity and a touch of spice with some robust tannins that trail into a pleasing finish.

Excellent #crianza #rioja blend - this might be the peak time for this 2013 vintage. Earthy, laid back dark fruit aroma, lots of acidity and a touch of spice with some robust tannins that trail into a pleasing finish.

Aug 24th, 2018
Adam Hoogeveen

Well balanced and full bodied. Solid tannin character with interesting spice and earth notes. A little lacking in fruit flavors, but I find this to be the case with most Rioja I’ve had.

Well balanced and full bodied. Solid tannin character with interesting spice and earth notes. A little lacking in fruit flavors, but I find this to be the case with most Rioja I’ve had.

Aug 20th, 2018
Tom DW
9.1

Mild nose. Rich, smooth flavor through the mouth with a slight acidic finish. Earthy and red berry flavors are prominent to me.

Mild nose. Rich, smooth flavor through the mouth with a slight acidic finish. Earthy and red berry flavors are prominent to me.

Aug 6th, 2018
Adri G. Piece

Pub

Jul 28th, 2018
Buffie Baldwin

Good, needs decanted, but is good.

Good, needs decanted, but is good.

Jun 1st, 2018
Wayne Ward

I just love this perfect 2013

I just love this perfect 2013

May 6th, 2018
Yvon Hopps

Decent - good dinner wine. Fruity, much better after it breathes. Would drink again - held up well against a heavy steak dinner.

Decent - good dinner wine. Fruity, much better after it breathes. Would drink again - held up well against a heavy steak dinner.

May 3rd, 2018