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R. López de Heredia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo 2002

Member Review by zaava:

Decant, needs to breathe. Vina Bosconia

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Snooth User: zaava
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11/25/2010

Decant, needs to breathe. Vina Bosconia


External Reviews for R. López de Heredia Tempranillo Blend Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/25/2008

Cubillo is Lopez's answer to Rioja Crianza. Following the style of all their wines, this wine could be labeled a class above - as a Reserva - but they keep it a Crianza. It compares to most other Rioja wineries' Reservas since the wine is aged 3 years in oak, followed by another 2-3 years in bottle. The resulting wine is fruit-forward but with developed, older wine aromas of cherries and spices. This wine pairs nicely with Queso de la Serena, a gooey, pungent, raw Merino sheep's milk cheese available online at Murray's Cheese.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/19/2008

One of the youngest wines coming out of the Lopez de Heredia cellars, this Rioja sees 2 years in oak and 2 years in bottle before being released. Made from 75% Tempranillo and 25% Grenache, the "Cubillo" is a single vineyard, showing fresh red fruit with underlying notes of toasted coffee bean and earth.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/31/2008

Cubillo is Lopez's answer to Rioja Crianza. Following the style of all their wines, this wine could be labeled a class above - as a reserva - but they keep it a crianza. It compares to most other Rioja wineries' reservas since the wine is aged 3 years in oak, followed by another 2-3 years in bottle. The resulting wine is fruit forward but with developed, older wine aromas of cherries and spices.



Tasting Notes:

Color: Clear, bright ruby. Nose: Fresh and slight aroma to licorice with consistent texture and persistent aroma. Taste: Smooth, fresh and persistent.

85000 bottles produced.


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