R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.0164 ratings
9.114 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
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Lots of tart red cherry, in a good way.

Lots of tart red cherry, in a good way.

Dec 4th, 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
David E

Developed with cedar-drenched dusty red cherry flavors. For me, this exemplifies "poise" in wine.

Developed with cedar-drenched dusty red cherry flavors. For me, this exemplifies "poise" in wine.

2 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2016
Darcie Leib

Stinky, oak, forest floor, and sage/eucalyptus on the nose. Beautiful balance of acid and tannins. Tomato leaf, dark fruit, bright astringency. Not pairing with food tonight but would make a great food wine! I would pair with lamb, pizza, Indian food, hell... anything.

Stinky, oak, forest floor, and sage/eucalyptus on the nose. Beautiful balance of acid and tannins. Tomato leaf, dark fruit, bright astringency. Not pairing with food tonight but would make a great food wine! I would pair with lamb, pizza, Indian food, hell... anything.

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2017
Bradley Robinson

Rich and earthy and well worth the $35. Dank rioja.

Rich and earthy and well worth the $35. Dank rioja.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2017
Kyle Groombridge

Man this is tasty old school Tempranillo. Soy, potpourri, sour cherry, earth, and a vibrant funk that only Lopez de Heredia can pull off.. one of the best $23 values on the shelf.

Man this is tasty old school Tempranillo. Soy, potpourri, sour cherry, earth, and a vibrant funk that only Lopez de Heredia can pull off.. one of the best $23 values on the shelf.

May 31st, 2017
Carlos Gonzalez

This. Is. Wine.

This. Is. Wine.

Dec 28th, 2018
Jonathan Bensick

Delicious oaky and dry, with carne guisada and beans. An excellent Tex mex wine!

Delicious oaky and dry, with carne guisada and beans. An excellent Tex mex wine!

Dec 26th, 2018
Michael Winterbottom

Darker fruit driven, but has a seam of red fruit from the 25% Grenache. Leather riding jacket, gun stock/used shotgun casings. Sweet and sour sauce! Earthy but sweeter fruit character with bramble fruit, black berries fresh and crushed, strawberry jam, dried red roses and wilting violets. Slight oyster mushroom/Cremini mushrooms and oxidative barrel quality. Really drinking well and approachable now and cabbage for another 10-15 years.

Darker fruit driven, but has a seam of red fruit from the 25% Grenache. Leather riding jacket, gun stock/used shotgun casings. Sweet and sour sauce! Earthy but sweeter fruit character with bramble fruit, black berries fresh and crushed, strawberry jam, dried red roses and wilting violets. Slight oyster mushroom/Cremini mushrooms and oxidative barrel quality. Really drinking well and approachable now and cabbage for another 10-15 years.

Aug 26th, 2018