El Coto de Rioja Crianza 2006

$11.99

SKU 897444237020

750ml

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This wine shows aromas of fresh, crushed red cherries and spices, with vanilla and oak hints. With a soft, long character in the mouth, the wine shows intense red fruit that combines the subtle strawberry and cherry aromas typical of Rioja's Tempranillo grape with the expressive vanilla-coconut aromas of the American oak barrels. It is the classic Rioja marriage of wine and wood.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand El Coto de Rioja
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastAn oaky, modern-style wine with a staunch mocha and vanilla influence, but the fruit is ripe and rich enough to handle it. Spicy and grainy on the nose, with vanilla and resin seeping through. The palate remains woody but is full of berry flavors, while the omnipresent barrel influence carries onto the rich, ripe finish.

Michael Schachner, June 1, 2010
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorThis sleek red shows racy flavors of cherry, licorice and vanilla, as well as leaf and cola accents, with gentle tannins and bright acidity.

Thomas Matthews, April 30, 2010
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Crianza is a forward, savory effort with a pleasant bouquet, good balance, and another 6 years of drinkability.

Jay Miller, June 2010