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We Speak Wine USD 13.99 750ml

Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Seleccion de Familia Crianza 2010

Member Review by jweaving:

I was a little apprehensive to purchase a wine so inexpensive; however, this is by far better than any of the Rioja's I had had during my stay in Spain this past summer. Well rounded, smooth, and a good balance of berries and acidity.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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Dinastia Vivanco:
The origins of the winemaking vocation of the Vivanco family date back to the year 1915; to the winemaking district of the village of Alberite, La Rioja, where Pedro Vivanco Gonzalez started to make wine for family use from his vineyards. In 1940 he bought a small wine cellar business in the same village. A curious caption had been carved over the door of that cellar reading: “he who walks by and is thirsty, if the door is, should enter and drink”.

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Snooth User: jweaving
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/04/2012

I was a little apprehensive to purchase a wine so inexpensive; however, this is by far better than any of the Rioja's I had had during my stay in Spain this past summer. Well rounded, smooth, and a good balance of berries and acidity.

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  • Snooth User: Jlvan729
    86545438
    0.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 01/29/2013

    Almacen del vino $15.44


    Snooth User: murby
    118391430
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 02/03/2013

    Smooth and full taste. Pairs well with red meat.


    Snooth User: mk2000
    1393847111
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2008 11/16/2013

    Three and a half glasses


    External Reviews for Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Seleccion de Familia Crianza

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    Source: We Speak Wine
    04/14/2015

    TASTING NOTES: Bright cherry-red. Intense aromas of fresh, ripe, red fruit, with spicy and liquorice notes, accompanied by elegant toasty and smoky hints. Fresh and sweet in the mouth, with a very well-balanced, persistent and elegant mouthfeel. VINEYARDS: A selection of vines in Briones, Rioja Alta which are 15–20 years old on average, grown in mainly ferrous-clay soils. HARVEST: Hand picked. All the grapes are placed in a cold room for 36 hours before being processed on the sorting table. The grape harvest began in early October. VINIFICATION: After mild crushing, the grapes are fed by gravity into small French oak vats where they ferment and are left to macerate for 20 days in contact with the skins at a controlled temperature of 28 °C with light pumpovers. MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: In small French oak vats. AGEING: Aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels, with periodic rackings, followed by at least 6 months in the bottle-ageing hall. THE BOTTLE: Our bottle is inspired in an original eighteenth-century bottle that is on exhibit at the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine. SERVING AND PAIRING: Serving temperature: 16-18 °C. The perfect companion to Mediterranean cuisine, rice dishes, pulses, pasta and all kinds of white and red meats.- Winery


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    Source: We Speak Wine
    04/24/2018

    TASTING NOTES: Bright cherry-red. Intense aromas of fresh, ripe, red fruit, with spicy and liquorice notes, accompanied by elegant toasty and smoky hints. Fresh and sweet in the mouth, with a very well-balanced, persistent and elegant mouthfeel. VINEYARDS: A selection of vines in Briones, Rioja Alta which are 15–20 years old on average, grown in mainly ferrous-clay soils. HARVEST: Hand picked. All the grapes are placed in a cold room for 36 hours before being processed on the sorting table. The grape harvest began in early October. VINIFICATION: After mild crushing, the grapes are fed by gravity into small French oak vats where they ferment and are left to macerate for 20 days in contact with the skins at a controlled temperature of 28 °C with light pumpovers. MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: In small French oak vats. AGEING: Aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels, with periodic rackings, followed by at least 6 months in the bottle-ageing hall. THE BOTTLE: Our bottle is inspired in an original eighteenth-century bottle that is on exhibit at the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine. SERVING AND PAIRING: Serving temperature: 16-18 °C. The perfect companion to Mediterranean cuisine, rice dishes, pulses, pasta and all kinds of white and red meats.- Winery ** Only 11 in Stock **


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    Source: We Speak Wine
    07/19/2018

    TASTING NOTES: Bright cherry-red. Intense aromas of fresh, ripe, red fruit, with spicy and liquorice notes, accompanied by elegant toasty and smoky hints. Fresh and sweet in the mouth, with a very well-balanced, persistent and elegant mouthfeel. VINEYARDS: A selection of vines in Briones, Rioja Alta which are 15–20 years old on average, grown in mainly ferrous-clay soils. HARVEST: Hand picked. All the grapes are placed in a cold room for 36 hours before being processed on the sorting table. The grape harvest began in early October. VINIFICATION: After mild crushing, the grapes are fed by gravity into small French oak vats where they ferment and are left to macerate for 20 days in contact with the skins at a controlled temperature of 28 °C with light pumpovers. MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: In small French oak vats. AGEING: Aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels, with periodic rackings, followed by at least 6 months in the bottle-ageing hall. THE BOTTLE: Our bottle is inspired in an original eighteenth-century bottle that is on exhibit at the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine. SERVING AND PAIRING: Serving temperature: 16-18 °C. The perfect companion to Mediterranean cuisine, rice dishes, pulses, pasta and all kinds of white and red meats.- Winery ** Only 9 in Stock **


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    07/14/2017

    TASTING NOTES: Bright cherry-red. Intense aromas of fresh, ripe, red fruit, with spicy and liquorice notes, accompanied by elegant toasty and smoky hints. Fresh and sweet in the mouth, with a very well-balanced, persistent and elegant mouthfeel. VINEYARDS: A selection of vines in Briones, Rioja Alta which are 15–20 years old on average, grown in mainly ferrous-clay soils. HARVEST: Hand picked. All the grapes are placed in a cold room for 36 hours before being processed on the sorting table. The grape harvest began in early October. VINIFICATION: After mild crushing, the grapes are fed by gravity into small French oak vats where they ferment and are left to macerate for 20 days in contact with the skins at a controlled temperature of 28 °C with light pumpovers. MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: In small French oak vats. AGEING: Aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels, with periodic rackings, followed by at least 6 months in the bottle-ageing hall. THE BOTTLE: Our bottle is inspired in an original eighteenth-century bottle that is on exhibit at the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine. SERVING AND PAIRING: Serving temperature: 16-18 °C. The perfect companion to Mediterranean cuisine, rice dishes, pulses, pasta and all kinds of white and red meats.- Winery ** Only 13 in Stock **


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2009 02/06/2014

    This generous red offers ripe plum and chocolate flavors, with toast and tarry notes set on a plump frame. Delivers well-integrated tannins and a smoky finish. Drink now through 2017. -TM The 2009 Crianza is pure Tempranillo from Briones grown on clay-rich soils and has the treatment of a superior wine. It ferments in oak vats and ages in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 16 months with a further half year resting in bottle before being sold. It displays discrete aromas of red and black fruit, some leather, licorice, Chinese ink and smoke notes. The medium-bodied palate is clean, with fresh flavors of red currants and spices. Very drinkable. Drink 2014-2017.


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    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2009 11/04/2014

    This generous red offers ripe plum and chocolate flavors, with toast and tarry notes set on a plump frame. Delivers well-integrated tannins and a smoky finish. Drink now through 2017. TM - Wine Spectator Magazine 88 PointsThe 2009 Crianza is pure Tempranillo from Briones grown on clay-rich soils and has the treatment of a superior wine. It ferments in oak vats and ages in a mixture of French and American oak barrels for 16 months with a further half year resting in bottle before being sold. It displays discrete aromas of red and black fruit, some leather, licorice, Chinese ink and smoke notes. The medium-bodied palate is clean, with fresh flavors of red currants and spices. Very drinkable. Drink 2014-2017. - Robert Parker 88 Points


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    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2013

    Velvety and voluptuous, this generous red delivers plum, blackberry, chocolate and toast flavors, with broad, soft tannins and just enough acidity to stay lively. The finish is graceful. Drink now through 2016. 55,000 cases made. -TM - Top 100 2011 The 2008 Dinastia Vivanco Crianza is made from 100% Tempranillo and aged for 16 months in French and American oak. Balsam wood, tobacco, cinnamon, clove, violets, and black fruit aromas lead to a ripe, sweetly-fruited, nicely proportioned Crianza that is likely to blossom for another 1-2 years and drink well through 2020. The bouquet consists of mature red berries, with hints of smoke, vanilla, and spice. Well-structured in the mouth, this Crianza is expressive and meaty and possesses a good balance of red fruit and toasted flavors. The tannins are mature and lead to an elegant, long finish. While this wine can be enjoyed now, it will also keep for 5-10 years. - Winery


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