R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.0814 ratings
9.0161 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, 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
Stefan Dolhain

2008 vintage.

2008 vintage.

Aug 31st, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

3yr in barrel but a crianza, anywhere else a GR. Dried sour cherries and smoked spices

3yr in barrel but a crianza, anywhere else a GR. Dried sour cherries and smoked spices

Aug 2nd, 2018
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

9.0

Tasted at their tasting room in Haro

Tasted at their tasting room in Haro

Jun 18th, 2018
Amer S. Ahmed

Gorgeous wine - expressive nose of strawberries, red cherries, vanilla, roses, milk chocolate, with a palate to match framed by silky and velvet tannins. Really special

Gorgeous wine - expressive nose of strawberries, red cherries, vanilla, roses, milk chocolate, with a palate to match framed by silky and velvet tannins. Really special

Jun 3rd, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Oxidative and aromatic. Cherry pit, balsamic reduction and dried flowers/herbs. Sweet red fruited entry and very dry, dusty tannins. Superb concentration and lean, supple form. Vanilla notes emerging on the 2nd night. Traditional Rioja cannot be beat for the price.

Oxidative and aromatic. Cherry pit, balsamic reduction and dried flowers/herbs. Sweet red fruited entry and very dry, dusty tannins. Superb concentration and lean, supple form. Vanilla notes emerging on the 2nd night. Traditional Rioja cannot be beat for the price.

May 22nd, 2018
Chris MacLean

A touch oxidized, but showing well otherwise. Best length on day 3 oddly enough.

A touch oxidized, but showing well otherwise. Best length on day 3 oddly enough.

May 20th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Lots of tart red cherry, in a good way.

Lots of tart red cherry, in a good way.

Dec 4th, 2017
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.0

Man those producer. Great values. Dusty tannin and dramatic acid. Forest floor, pronounced spice, herbaceous.

Man those producer. Great values. Dusty tannin and dramatic acid. Forest floor, pronounced spice, herbaceous.

Oct 29th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Lovely. Dried herbs. Tart balance. Terrific with tapas. Cherrries.

Lovely. Dried herbs. Tart balance. Terrific with tapas. Cherrries.

Sep 4th, 2017
Ryan Flinn

Bringing the funk! Beautifully aged a decade+ in and really hitting its stride. Still very bright and tangy with fading fresh fruit but more dried cherries.

Bringing the funk! Beautifully aged a decade+ in and really hitting its stride. Still very bright and tangy with fading fresh fruit but more dried cherries.

Aug 14th, 2017