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Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is a full on cherry/raspberry vanilla delight with sweet toasty wood framing notes. A touch soft on the palate with a little hole in the mid-palate but delivering very pleasant and typical red fruit, vanilla, and some damp oak notes on the palate. The tannins are a touch splintery on the backend and then this turns a but buttery, lactic on the finish, which shows pretty good length and some lingering sweetness that enhances the cherry fruit. Pretty typical and doing it well. 86pts

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Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,115
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/09/2011

This is a full on cherry/raspberry vanilla delight with sweet toasty wood framing notes. A touch soft on the palate with a little hole in the mid-palate but delivering very pleasant and typical red fruit, vanilla, and some damp oak notes on the palate. The tannins are a touch splintery on the backend and then this turns a but buttery, lactic on the finish, which shows pretty good length and some lingering sweetness that enhances the cherry fruit. Pretty typical and doing it well. 86pts


Member Reviews for Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza

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Snooth User: elsesa
116971716
5.00 5
12/22/2012

Five glasses


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/12/2011

Very earthy and mellow. I was expecting much more oak than this so dark cassis with plenty of heat. this is a great pairing with rice and beans and anything else that you would have with that.


Snooth User: golface531
60589137
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/05/2011

full body with great balance. Chords of licorice and black cherry well blended and leaving a great taste in your mouth.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 05/21/2008

True garnet color. Almost a garrigue note in the aromas, with roasted herbs and spicy berries. High-toned red fruits and gorgeous acidity, as well as some dusty tannins. Long finish.


Snooth User: ocean78
18641625
2.50 5
Vintage: 2004 05/26/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: murphy
3642410
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 11/01/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bodegas Montecillo Rioja Crianza

External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/22/2011

This supple red shows dark smoke, licorice and espresso flavors, with dried cherry and tobacco notes. This offers lively acidity, enough tannin for grip and a smoky finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/22/2011

Starts with appropriate earth, cherry and vanilla notes, which are followed by spicy cherry, cranberry and raspberry flavors. Shows red fruit in a more traditional style, while the finish is warm, a bit oaky, and ultimately quite fresh.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/22/2011

Tobacco and licorice notes are dark and alluring in this fleshy red, wrapped around a core of black cherry fruit. Balanced and fresh. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/22/2011

The 2006 Crianza (100% Tempranillo) offers up a nose of cedar, minerals, and red fruit. A bit lean on the palate but with pleasant flavors and decent balance, it will drink well through 2016.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 01/19/2010

Winemaker's Notes: Red garnet color, clean and brilliant. Mature fruit aromas interwoven with subtle nuances of vanilla and coconut. Ample and pleasant. Well-balanced with clear notes of fruit and subtle oak. Ideal with dishes such as seared lamb chops, roast beef, smoked sausages, grilled salmon, stews and even barbecue.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 04/12/2011

Winemaker's Notes: Red garnet color, clean and brilliant. Mature fruit aromas interwoven with subtle nuances of vanilla and coconut. Ample and pleasant. Well-balanced with clear notes of fruit and su



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