R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.120 ratings
9.13 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
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
Edward Garnett

Fantastic oak aged for 3 years Rioja Alta

Fantastic oak aged for 3 years Rioja Alta

Oct 12th, 2019
Joe Estrada

Much softer than the 2006, the fruit is ripe & the pepper notes come through

Much softer than the 2006, the fruit is ripe & the pepper notes come through

Sep 2nd, 2019
Jeff Orlowski

Full bodied, quite dry with notable tannins and acidity. Leather and red fruit dominate nose and palate. Nine years on, this is a lovely wine for a tapas dinner.

Full bodied, quite dry with notable tannins and acidity. Leather and red fruit dominate nose and palate. Nine years on, this is a lovely wine for a tapas dinner.

Aug 31st, 2019
Katharine Bodan

Opinionated

Opinionated

Aug 20th, 2019
Deb Dellaposta

Medium ruby, cherry, toast, vanilla and spice

Medium ruby, cherry, toast, vanilla and spice

Jun 15th, 2019
Simon Weston

Surprisngly light bodied, dry, bright red fruits. A couple of hours to breathe started to add some complexity.

Surprisngly light bodied, dry, bright red fruits. A couple of hours to breathe started to add some complexity.

Apr 16th, 2019
Mark E
9.0

2010s just released Friday

2010s just released Friday

Mar 7th, 2019