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Staff Pick

Viña Cubillo Rioja, Lopez de Heredia - 2010

Item # 19903 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Cubillo is Lopez’s answer to Rioja Crianza. Following the style of all their wines, this wine could be labeled a class above - as a Reserva - but they keep it a Crianza. It compares to most other Rioja wineries’ Reservas since the wine is aged for three years in oak, followed by another two to three years in bottle. The resulting wine is fruit-forward but with very developed, older-wine aromas of cherries and spices.

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Staff Pick Notes

From vines with an average age of 40 years resting in limestone and clay soils, the Viña Cubillo vineyard owned by the Lopez de Heredia family creates superior Spanish wines. The founder of the winery, Rafael Lopez de Heredia calls their masterful bottlings the “Supreme Rioja.” Viña Cubillo produces wines that while being only labeled as Crianzas (or young wines), truly have the depth, complexity and utmost quality to stand bottle to bottle with the Reservas and Gran Reservas. This specific bottling is aged 3 years in oak, racked twice a year, then rests in bottle for another 3 years. This red blend of four traditional Spanish varieties offers qualities of fresh, ripe, dark fruit and licorice enveloped in its full bodied, smooth texture that will forever remain instilled in my memory and my love for Spanish wines.


Pairing Advice

This wine pairs nicely with Queso de la Serena, a gooey, pungent, raw Merino sheep’s milk cheese.

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