Bodegas Luis Cañas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Crianza 2006
89 points Jay Miller (Wine Advocate): The crimson-colored 2006 Crianza gives up aromas of cedar, tobacco, violets and black cherry. Forward, supple-textured, and easy-going on the palate, it is meant for drinking over the next 5-6 years. It is an excellent value. (Apr 2010) Tempranillo 95%, Garnacha 5%.
Luis Cañas Wineries expanded their facilities various times, equipping themselves with the latest in modern winemaking systems in order to constantly improve the quality of their wines. - CONSTRUCTED LAND: 5,000 square meters.
Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Luis Cañas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Crianza
This is quite a fruity wine on the nose with lovely notes of bitter cherry jam, graham cracker, rosemary and nutmeg. It has a bit French oak, which is not out of balance. On entry this is roundish with a nice feel to it that quickly leads to the mid-palate where the extracted quality of the wine becomes obvious. This is fairly dense, and quite polished with black fruit tones and some bitter tannin that clips the finish and leaves some alcoholic burn for the finale. A wine that shows some promise but lacks typicity. 86pts
Cherry cola aromas. Spice and red fruit, mostly raspberries and cranberries, some oak but it's not overpowering.
Spicy, with dark berries on the nose, some italian herbs feat. rosemary, the mouth is sharp, sweet, everything seems a little bit closed. I like the basic aromas and flavors though.
Lots of dark fruit and a bit of funk on the nose. Dark black cherry in the mouth with a low wide grainy mouthfeel. Medium tannins and a slow rumbly slightly chalky finish. Nice stuff.
dark purplish young-looking wine. light to medium body and tannic structure, medium acid. kind of hot on the nose, heavily grapeskin-y, some barely there dry earth. needs to go with something fatty.
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