Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Rioja Contino Variedad Graciano

9.235 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
La Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja, Spain
Graciano
Top Notes For
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.9

Súper deep color. Still too youthful even 5 years after vintage! The acidity is too high in relation to the ripeness and sweetness of the fruit. This wine seems rustic to me. Give it Another 5 years in the bottle. #graciano #rioja

Súper deep color. Still too youthful even 5 years after vintage! The acidity is too high in relation to the ripeness and sweetness of the fruit. This wine seems rustic to me. Give it Another 5 years in the bottle. #graciano #rioja

Oct 12th, 2020
Lynn La Chapelle

Bright tart fruit busting from this single varietal. Finish of line zest and lingonberries

Bright tart fruit busting from this single varietal. Finish of line zest and lingonberries

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

Loved this grape. New to us. Very similar structure and taste to a Petit Syrah. Dense.

Loved this grape. New to us. Very similar structure and taste to a Petit Syrah. Dense.

1 person found it helpfulMar 11th, 2018
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.1

100% new oak (no american)
Deeper with a great depth of blue & black fruits an iron ore mineral note, bit like a used red leather purse with bright red lipstick. Very plush in the mouth with rich, spiced black fruit, plush tannin and a long black fruited finish.

100% new oak (no american)
Deeper with a great depth of blue & black fruits an iron ore mineral note, bit like a used red leather purse with bright red lipstick. Very plush in the mouth with rich, spiced black fruit, plush tannin and a long black fruited finish.

Sep 13th, 2015
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

9.5

Killer. The one of my favorites from CVNE and clearly the dopest Graciano on the block.

Killer. The one of my favorites from CVNE and clearly the dopest Graciano on the block.

Mar 10th, 2015
Benjamin Temple

Awesome wine, awesome story.

Awesome wine, awesome story.

Oct 29th, 2014
Byron Hewett

This is the bomb! What a beautiful wine. Power and grace. What an achievement by Contino. This grape is hard to grow well. It’s name is literally ‘no thank you’ in Spanish!

This is the bomb! What a beautiful wine. Power and grace. What an achievement by Contino. This grape is hard to grow well. It’s name is literally ‘no thank you’ in Spanish!

Nov 15th, 2022
Julie Kang

Tasting well with salt and peppery food. Had it in Rioja and thought it was offensive and rustic but tasting so much smoother now! Deepest purple hue with a light but significant finish. Rare wine because it is a single vineyard 100% Graciano, not a blend. They normally blend this grape to give more fullness to wines of Rioja. Excited because it even pairs well with mom’s stinky radish kimchi (총각김치)

Tasting well with salt and peppery food. Had it in Rioja and thought it was offensive and rustic but tasting so much smoother now! Deepest purple hue with a light but significant finish. Rare wine because it is a single vineyard 100% Graciano, not a blend. They normally blend this grape to give more fullness to wines of Rioja. Excited because it even pairs well with mom’s stinky radish kimchi (총각김치)

Apr 9th, 2018
Melissa Parsonson

Powerful nose of red berries, stewed plums and rhubarb. Hints of wood smoke on a cold winters Strong, expressive tannins with a smooth finish. Red berries, spices. Great wine. Needs time.

Powerful nose of red berries, stewed plums and rhubarb. Hints of wood smoke on a cold winters Strong, expressive tannins with a smooth finish. Red berries, spices. Great wine. Needs time.

Sep 11th, 2017
Ronnie Fung

Gina

Gina

Nov 28th, 2016