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2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 70

  • rikipedia Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 8, 2020 - Mid to deep garnet going to a tawny rim.
    Distinct bouquet of Chinese 5 spice, dried plum, candied orange peel, dried banana and a touch of prune. Behind here are secondary aromas of vanilla, coconut of the American oak and banana bread with a subtle spiced element.
    Medium-bodied, there is a deep core of fruit underscored by crunchy, fresh acidity. The tannins have a real bite and seem muscular, and ripple through the wine. Luckily the sweetness of fruit assuages the palate from the acidity and tannins. Fruits are redder than black, but there is more balsamic, orange peel and dried herbs throughout. Fairly long but hasn't the complexity of a more serious wine. Dried banana skin melds with the orange peel on the finish.

  • Outplaying wrote:

    June 7, 2018 - A few Spanish wines at Eric's: This was the lightest bodied wine tonight. Pretty nose. Elegant, tart red cherries. Nice, but could have used just a little more concentration. I will look to try more from this producer.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    March 22, 2018 - Walnut and savory and sour yet still with good fruit character.

  • macaujames wrote: 87 points

    March 6, 2018 - This wasnt great. It had aromas of chalk, floor polish, vanilla hints, strawberries, raspberries and leather. Its medium bodied red fruits and vanilla hints palate has elevated acidity. Ends shortish and a little bitter. 13.5%. Not convinced by this. Improves and smoothes out to an 88 on day three.

  • kaush Likes this wine:

    March 5, 2017 - Drank over 2 days.
    Night 1
    PnP - Tannin velvety and understated. Nice acidity.
    After an hour in the glass, tannins gained a bit more grip and the acidity toned down. Started gaining a sweetish edge towards the end of the night that I didnt like as much.
    Next day
    Better balanced, more enjoyable although probably less distinctive. Went nicely with chicken curry. Was also lovely to drink later with gouda.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer R. López de Heredia
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Crianza
  • Vineyard Viña Cubillo
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 721384040092, 8423954260115, 8423954261136

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 111 (28%)
  • Consumed 280 (72%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

ratatouille, Roasted wild salmon

Who Likes This Wine

92% Like It  26 votes

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