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Spanish Wines Online-Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva Spanish Wines Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Stylish Gran Reserva and an excellent example of American oak-aged Tempranillo. Lovely amber reflection in the glass, vanilla-spice and coco on the nose, followed by rich, mouth-filling layers of soft red fruits and oak-spice.

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Bodegas El Coto:
It is located in Oyón (Álava), with a total surface of 110.000 m2, more than 50.000 of which are occupied by buildings. Our vineyards are located in Cenicero (Rioja Alta), close to the Najerilla river (a tributary to the Ebro river), facing Northwest and with a, predominantly, ferric-clayey soil. The rest of the grapes come from selected winegrowers in Rioja Alavesa. All the grapes are f... Read more
It is located in Oyón (Álava), with a total surface of 110.000 m2, more than 50.000 of which are occupied by buildings. Our vineyards are located in Cenicero (Rioja Alta), close to the Najerilla river (a tributary to the Ebro river), facing Northwest and with a, predominantly, ferric-clayey soil. The rest of the grapes come from selected winegrowers in Rioja Alavesa. All the grapes are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. We currently elaborate 23 millions of kg of grapes approximately. Read less

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
11/09/2011

First wine that I tried at the Rioja event. Nice oaky barrel flavors in the aroma and palate. Update: Nov 9, 2011 - Had this in the office. The oaky aromas are very complex, though not as powerful as I remember, with hints of herbs and red chili peppers. The mouth has pretty nice tannins, with a good deal of heat in the back. A little bit of cherry fruit in the middle softens it.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
10/25/2010

smoked cherries, musty like aromas, with dried tea leaves, tight red fruit, nice structure and balance


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
12/06/2009

Prototypical Rioja. Fresh and bright with an earthy mineral core. Great aroma of dried cherries and oak. Not too extreme in any facet so it would be a great gift wine. Paired lovingly with a grilled chorizo sausage. Do not decant as it fell apart later in the evening. Drink now.


Snooth User: Ruski
144341395
3.50 5
06/02/2011

Had this 2 June, 2011. Very classical Rioja - berry plums with clear leather, cedar and vanilla. Soft oak gives a soft and medium full taste. In fact, for a Rioja, it is surprisingly light, not very tannic and has a gentle aftertaste. Not a lot of depth, but easy-drinking. I liked it.


Snooth User: vindood
197797143
3.50 5
10/22/2009

88 Points Steve Tanzer: Medium red. Shy nose slowly opens to display redcurrant and dried cherry, along with subtle vanilla bean and tobacco qualities. Light, gently sweet red fruit flavors are silky and smooth, with no obvious tannins or rough edges. Understated and nicely balanced, with good finishing lift and clarity. Fans of old-school Rioja should give this a spin.


Snooth User: Ilia Markov
28315690
3.50 5
12/29/2009

This had probably been a premier wine a year or two ago but unfortunately it is past its prime now (2009). Nevertheless it remains a good representative of the Rioja bearing all the traditional characteristics of the kind.

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  • Snooth User: ChefShaya
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    5.00 5
    11/09/2009

    This is truly delicious. It even held up the next day (after pumping out the air and keeping in the refrigerator). At first sniff, it reminds me of being in an old library with the windows opened and a fresh spring breeze, and then, at the end, just when you're not sure, a hint of something sweet, like a freshly opened jar of maraschino cherries or freshly licked red lollipop. The taste is velvety soft, and a little smokey-spice lightly scratching the back of your throat, like someone lightly brushing their finger nails against your skin. As the wine settles on your palate and the aroma makes its way into your nasal cavity, a blast of sweet strawberry syrup with a faint whisper of plum jam. This is SUCH a fun wine!!!


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    External Reviews for Spanish Wines Online-Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva Spanish Wines Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva

    External Review
    10/06/2009

    88ST see above next screen for discounted case price


    External Review
    10/06/2009

    88 Points Steve Tanzer: Medium red. Shy nose slowly opens to display redcurrant and dried cherry along with subtle vanilla bean and tobacco qualities. Light gently sweet red fruit flavors are silky and smooth with no obvious tannins or rough edges. Understated and nicely balanced with good finishing lift and clarity. Fans of old-school Rioja should give this a spin.


    External Review
    04/16/2009

    Auge: intensives Rubinrot; Nase: rote Frucht und Nuancen der neuen amerikanischen Eiche, Vanille; Gaumen: gut ausgewogen, geschmeidig mit einem lang anhaltenden Abgang


    External Review
    09/23/2011

    "El Coto De Imaz Rioja Reserva 2004 is brick-cherry red. It contains aroma with slight hints of oak standing out over the ripe fruit. It is tasty


    External Review
    02/24/2010

    El Coto 'El Coto' Tinto Crianza 2004: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Jahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: RiojaWeingut: El CotoRebsorte: 100% TempranilloRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.12 Rotwein


    External Review
    08/15/2010

    Lengthy maceration with the skins followed by extended aging in American oak barrels has created a firm, well-structured wine with notes of wild strawberry and vanilla.


    External Review
    05/17/2010

    This light and frisky tempranillo is styled like a fine pinot noir, with fragrant rose petal scents and tension to its lasting red fruit. The tannins are present but not heavy, so the wine leaves a clean impression. For roast fish in a red wine sauce. Bright red color. Ripe cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by vanillin oak spices and cured tobacco. Fleshy and sweet, offering concentrated cherry preserve and bitter chocolate flavors and picking up dusty tannins on the back end. Turns juicier and spicier on the finish, which strongly echoes the cherry and bitter chocolate notes. Id give this a few more years of bottle age to mellow out. An opening of spice, toasted fruit, leather and lemon peel is attractive in the traditional sense. Medium bodied, with tangy red-cherry flavors up front and some citrus in the rear. Finishes light and fresh, with touches of vanilla and fresh-chopped dill. Very drinkable if you like a more classic-style Rioja. Sweet vanilla frames raspberry and strawberry fruit, with accents of wild herbs and lilac in this supple, expressive red. A bit candied, but appealing. Drink now through 2010. 2,500 cases imported. -TM


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    <p>Dark ruby in color, this award-winning rioja is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes selection of the from Rioja Alta and Alavesa. It is a great selection for cellaring.</p>

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    Sugar: 4.00 g/l grams per liter

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