R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.184 ratings
9.112 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
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
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
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
David Blattner

Pleased to find this in a restaurant in Vail. Therefore, I overpaid but I still feel it was a value. Many flavors and few tannins. Complex yet easy to drink. Looking for this one at home

Pleased to find this in a restaurant in Vail. Therefore, I overpaid but I still feel it was a value. Many flavors and few tannins. Complex yet easy to drink. Looking for this one at home

Jul 26th, 2019