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Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja 2009

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This wine comes from proprietary vineyards located around the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Laguardia at an altitude of 1,860 ft above sea level. Soils are calcareous clay with gravel. Deep red, with purple fringe. The nose offers up a great array of aromas: mocha, mulberry, walnutty oak, earth, vanilla and currents. In the mouth the tannins are fine and dusty, smooth and supple texture and fine balance. Really great fruit characters of mulberry and cherry with some cola, spice and undergrowth. This is fairly classic rioja with a touch of modern craftsmanship. The wine undergoes 22 days maceration with two pump-overs daily during the first 8 days and a light pump-over with reduced frequency after that to avoid extraction of bitter characters. Temperature controlled fermentation. Aged 6 months in tank and 6 months in 2-3 years old Bordelaise barrels of American and French oak.

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Bodegas Sierra Cantabria:
The Eguren family, generation after generation since 1870, have been dedicated to grape growing and to the elaboration and ageing of great wines in one of the most prestigious estates in Rioja. Sierra Cantabria has made its wine under this brand since 1957, from its 90 hectares of vineyards. It has an average age of 35 years and is situated in a unique location, between the River Ebro and the S... Read more
The Eguren family, generation after generation since 1870, have been dedicated to grape growing and to the elaboration and ageing of great wines in one of the most prestigious estates in Rioja. Sierra Cantabria has made its wine under this brand since 1957, from its 90 hectares of vineyards. It has an average age of 35 years and is situated in a unique location, between the River Ebro and the Sierra Cantabria mountain range. This mountain range has given the name to the winery and protects the vineyard from the cold winds from the north, creating a specific microclimate for the cultivation of the vines and therefore providing a differentiated personality to our wines. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,052
2.50 5
11/09/2011

Sweet and smoky on the nose with some tarry overtones to the dustily balsamic dark almost fudgy fruit tones and top notes of cinnamon. . This smells a bit hot. Round and generous on entry with a little bit of heat noticeable right off the bat. There’s nice acid here buoyed by some soft tannins all supporting the young, slightly lactic core of brambly berry fruit with some sweet toasty wood on the back end and onto the short, chunky finish. An oak and ripe fruit one-two punch! 83pts


External Reviews for Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja

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Source: We Speak Wine
04/04/2013

Deep ruby. Aromas of ripe cherry, cassis, blackberry and dark chocolate, with a touch of cola. Lush, layered and focused, with a creamy texture and hefty dark fruit flavors. Shows the ripeness of the year but theres good energy here too. Finishes with smooth tannins, a hint of licorice and very good length. Ill bet that this will be even better in a couple years but its approachable now. Sierra Cantabria's entry-level red, the 2009 Tinto was aged for 6 months in tank followed by 6 months in seasoned oak. Spice box, cedar, incense, violets, and black fruits inform the nose of this savory, easygoing, friendly wine. Nicely proportioned and surprisingly long in the finish, this is an excellent value meant for drinking over the next 4-5 years. This gentle red offers juicy black cherry flavors, with light herbal and smoky notes, modest tannins and a fleshy texture. Drink now. 7,000 cases imported. -TM ** SOLD OUT **



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This wine comes from proprietary vineyards located around the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra and Laguardia at an altitude of 1,860 ft above sea level. Soils are calcareous clay with gravel. Deep red, with purple fringe. The nose offers up a great array of aromas: mocha, mulberry, walnutty oak, earth, vanilla and currents. In the mouth the tannins are fine and dusty, smooth and supple texture and fine balance. Really great fruit characters of mulberry and cherry with some cola, spice and undergrowth. This is fairly classic rioja with a touch of modern craftsmanship. The wine undergoes 22 days maceration with two pump-overs daily during the first 8 days and a light pump-over with reduced frequency after that to avoid extraction of bitter characters. Temperature controlled fermentation. Aged 6 months in tank and 6 months in 2-3 years old Bordelaise barrels of American and French oak.

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