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Villacreces Crianza 2004

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"The 2004 Tinto is 86% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Merlot fermented in barrel and aged in French oak for 16 months. Inky purple, it has an expressive bouquet of mocha/espresso, pain grille, graphite, wild blueberrys, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavored, plush wine with layers of spicy black fruits, impeccable balance, and a long, pure finish. The tannins are well concealed but this superb effort should evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2027…2/07.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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Finca Villacreces:
Finca Villacreces benefits from its unique location where vineyards, woods and the tranquil river Ebro are in great harmony. There is therefore an interesting fauna and flora.The property spreads over 115 hectares, 60 of which are vineyards. The guided tour lasts 1h15 and you will be taken through the vineyard to discover the nuances and subtleties of the different plots. The visit is conclu... Read more
Finca Villacreces benefits from its unique location where vineyards, woods and the tranquil river Ebro are in great harmony. There is therefore an interesting fauna and flora.The property spreads over 115 hectares, 60 of which are vineyards. The guided tour lasts 1h15 and you will be taken through the vineyard to discover the nuances and subtleties of the different plots. The visit is concluded by wine-tasting. There are two possibilities: tasting the wines of their own cellar Finca Villacreces, or an « Artevino » tasting, which includes wines from Rioja, Toro and Finca Villacreces, combined with typical cheese from each region. There is a dining room for 25 people (previous booking necessary) which is ideal for company lunches or celebrations. There is also an annexed room which enables the use of audiovisual means. Read less

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.00 5
02/18/2011

This is terrific but could definitely stand a few more years of aging. It is still a baby and will be perfect in 2012 when the world ends. Smokey and fruity like compote. Ribera del Duero is my favorite region in the world and it's because of wines like this.


Snooth User: dista23
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4.50 5
10/10/2008

"The 2004 Tinto is 86% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Merlot fermented in barrel and aged in French oak for 16 months. Inky purple, it has an expressive bouquet of mocha/espresso, pain grille, graphite, wild blueberrys, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavored, plush wine with layers of spicy black fruits, impeccable balance, and a long, pure finish. The tannins are well concealed but this superb effort should evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2027." WA 95 points. I love this stuff!!


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03/28/2009

The 2004 Tinto is 86% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Merlot fermented in barrel and aged in French oak for 16 months. Inky purple, it has an expressive bouquet of mocha/espresso, pain grille, graphite, wild blueberrys, and blackberry liq... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Ribera Del Duero in Spain. 2004 Finca Villacreces 750ml



"The 2004 Tinto is 86% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Merlot fermented in barrel and aged in French oak for 16 months. Inky purple, it has an expressive bouquet of mocha/espresso, pain grille, graphite, wild blueberrys, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavored, plush wine with layers of spicy black fruits, impeccable balance, and a long, pure finish. The tannins are well concealed but this superb effort should evolve for 4-6 years and drink well through 2027…2/07.

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