R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.01015 ratings
9.0180 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
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.2

Always punches above its weight

Always punches above its weight

Jul 19th, 2019
Jae Cho

It’s miraculously the best on day 3. Bodes well for more aging. It really is more a reserva than crianza.

It’s miraculously the best on day 3. Bodes well for more aging. It really is more a reserva than crianza.

Jul 18th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2010 ‘Vina Cubillo’ Crianza Rioja is a compelling blend of 65% Tempranillo, and 25% Garnacho, with equal parts Mazuelo and Graciano. This single vineyard Rioja opens with an intense bouquet of sandalwood with pipe tobacco, leather and red fruits that align with the citrus zest and peat moss undertones. The palate revels in its silky texture and soft mouthfeel. Generous red fruits dance with exotic spices, and shades of orange infused black truffle on this exotic palate. Marvelous now at the nine year mark, the 2010 ‘Vina Cubillo’ will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 92

The 2010 ‘Vina Cubillo’ Crianza Rioja is a compelling blend of 65% Tempranillo, and 25% Garnacho, with equal parts Mazuelo and Graciano. This single vineyard Rioja opens with an intense bouquet of sandalwood with pipe tobacco, leather and red fruits that align with the citrus zest and peat moss undertones. The palate revels in its silky texture and soft mouthfeel. Generous red fruits dance with exotic spices, and shades of orange infused black truffle on this exotic palate. Marvelous now at the nine year mark, the 2010 ‘Vina Cubillo’ will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 92

Jul 6th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Wow...

Wow...

Jun 15th, 2019
Jay Kline

A group of us met up for happy hour and I was asked to chose the wine. The shop we were meeting at had three bottles of Viña Cubillo on the shelf; none remained when we were done. I think the group had full intentions of drinking other things but why bother when this is available. I mean, what an incredible value and it hits all the spots: bright cherry core, some olive and baking spice, bright, beautiful. Nobody else at the table had ever had anything from LdH. Now, they won’t forget. It’s always nice to share great wine with open minded people.

A group of us met up for happy hour and I was asked to chose the wine. The shop we were meeting at had three bottles of Viña Cubillo on the shelf; none remained when we were done. I think the group had full intentions of drinking other things but why bother when this is available. I mean, what an incredible value and it hits all the spots: bright cherry core, some olive and baking spice, bright, beautiful. Nobody else at the table had ever had anything from LdH. Now, they won’t forget. It’s always nice to share great wine with open minded people.

May 13th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.

Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!

Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.

Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.

We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.

Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.

$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required!

Apr 14th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Mar 8th, 2019
Meredith Hu

Juicy strawberry and red cherries, sweet spices, leather, and inorganic earth. Elevated acidity, medium smooth tannins.

Juicy strawberry and red cherries, sweet spices, leather, and inorganic earth. Elevated acidity, medium smooth tannins.

Feb 21st, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.6

Aromatically there was a tremendous amount of complexity and intensity. The palate was a little hollow compared to the nose. Fine length and fading structure. Very enjoyable though.

Aromatically there was a tremendous amount of complexity and intensity. The palate was a little hollow compared to the nose. Fine length and fading structure. Very enjoyable though.

Feb 16th, 2019
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

Lovin’ this wine after all these years. Such a beauty. Slightly oxidized; rust, cedar, tar, bing cherry. Great acid on the finish, balanced with good tannin

Lovin’ this wine after all these years. Such a beauty. Slightly oxidized; rust, cedar, tar, bing cherry. Great acid on the finish, balanced with good tannin

Nov 3rd, 2018