2014 Castillo de Viñas Crianza Rioja (Previously $12) SKU #1283604


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Tasting Notes

Our newest direct-import Rioja comes from Rioja Baja, where the climate is a bit warmer and more Mediterranean, but where the Garnacha is arguably the best in all Rioja, the Graciano ripens more easily and shows great promise, and Tempranillo, planted on choice parcels like they are here, is also quite good. Castillo de Viñas was a label put together for us by one of our contacts in Rioja, and is made by the Burgo Viejo winery, a group of growers who have some great quality vineyards in the area. 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano. Juicy red and mixed berry fruit, with some gentle spiciness and toast, make for a Rioja that is plenty authentic, easy drinking and tough to beat for the price.

Staff Reviews

  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    A blend of Tempranillo and Graciano, this 2014 Crianza shows loads of delicious red fruit character and intensity for under $12. Our newest Rioja DI, Castillo de Vinas has Tempranillo and Graciano situated on prime, stony higher elevation terroir in the Rioja Baja, the result being a wine with loads of richness and character. Highly recommended.
  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    K&L Staff Member
    This is wine is a real value that delivers what it should and more . It is a medium bodied and dry with nice dark fruit and subtle earthy flavors. It will go well with pork and chicken dishes. A good example of an easy to drink Crianza Rioja.
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    K&L Staff Member
    For a long time my go to table red for $10 was a Rhone wine, and while I still love it this new Rioja may take its place. Although this wine opens with rich red cherry and blackberry note it is surprisingly light on its feet. Fresh acid moves it along and allows for a somewhat tart finish. This is a lovely little food wine and one that makes a great everyday offering that tastes more complex than the price would lead you to believe.
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a phenomenal deal in Crianza from a new producer in our portfolio! Clean, polished, and modern in style, this Crianza bottling has all the elements required in a favorite weekday red! The fruit is round, accessible and pleasant without being jammy or flabby. Likewise, the structure is just soft enough to allow for near-term drinking, without compromising any integrity or balance. Overall, a great deal, and a new K&L favorite!


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