Sierra Cantabria Rioja Reserva 2014

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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): 100% Tempranillo

Localization: Rioja, Spain

Tasting Notes: Velvety on the palate. Good structure, balanced tannins, powerful but balanced. Very ripe red fruit. Vanilla and balsamic touches. Bright ruby-red. Intense and complex in the nose. Notes of ripe, fresh fruit, hints of spices, vanilla, and toasted touches from the barrel.

Notes: Practicing organic dry-farmed viticulture with certain selective biodynamic practices. Vineyards trained as spur-pruned goblet vines as well as high-density trellises. Manual work and harvest, with no mechanization whatsoever.

Food Pairing:  White meat, Stews, Mature cheese, Roasts, Iberian ham, Game birds, Game animals, Red meat with sauce

The Domain: Sierra Cantabria Crianza is one of the flagship age-classified Rioja bottlings produced by the Eguren family of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. While the family is most well known for their single cru classified bottlings, they produce outstanding aging classified wines from their estate vineyards in San Vicente. While this category is dominated by blends of purchased fruit sourced from many growers across the entire appellation, the Eguren family is one of the few (if not the only) families in Rioja that produce an estate-grown and bottled Reserva from a single village - in this case, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, one of the most respected villages for Tempranillo in Spain.