Drank at Davy's Another great wine from Miguel Merino, this house produces great Rioja. La Quinta Cruz was planted in the early 80’s. Rich luscious and velvety smooth. Masses of fruit with a wonderful length. No harsh edges to it at all. Tasted more like a merlot.
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(Miguel Merino Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz) Dark ruby color; savory, herbs, tar, light green peppercorn nose with a sense of white pepper; tasty, savory, herbs, mineral, green peppercorn palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points (50% French, 50% American oak, 1/3 new; vineyard planted by mistake in 1981--farmer had intended to plant Graciano)