Red

2005 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • > La Rioja
  • > Rioja
Drink between 2008 - 2013
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • imcarthur wrote: (88 points)

    February 25, 2014 - A pleasant fruit-forward quaff but nothing special.

  • Richard123 wrote: (89 points)

    November 7, 2012 - Light oak, tart cherry, and some herbal notes combine for a really excellent Rioja. Improved with a little time after opening. Excellent.

  • Sweet_Berry_Wine!! wrote: (88 points)

    June 11, 2010 - Spain scores again with the QPR. Excellent wine for the $14 price point. Expressive nose of sour cherries, dried cranberries and raspberries, dried herbs, stewed meat and asian spices. Attacks the palate with a medium-light body but full flavors or more dried red fruit and figs, game, and cranberry sauce. Grenache makes its presence known with a spicy mid-palate and a high octane finish. Great complexity for a wine well under $20, outstanding value. Fell a little flat on the finish with lower than average tannins, moderate acidity and high alcohol. Other than the disjointed finish, I love this wine. It's a must for anyone looking for quality on a budget.

  • brianngibson wrote: (89 points)

    July 12, 2009 - Garnet, not quite opaque. Oak, black cherries. A little licorice on the nose. Juicy and pleasant. With a satisfying finish. Easy to pour another glass and go back for more.

  • babnik wrote: (84 points)

    June 2, 2009 - I'm not that experienced with Rioja, but this one seemed quite pleasant a great addition to the Spanish tasting meal at Mezze Restaurant in Oakland. Cherries, wood smoke, fresh turned earth, some crushed sage leaf... not a big wine or especially complex but certainly worth the $30 off a restaurant wine list.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2007, Issue #134 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Sierra Cantabria
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 21 (26%)
  • Consumed 60 (74%)

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