R. López de Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Ratings on Delectable

Stefan Dolhain Delectable Pro

2008 vintage.

2008 vintage.

8.9

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

Lots of tart red cherry, in a good way.

Lots of tart red cherry, in a good way.

9.0

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Lovely. Dried herbs. Tart balance. Terrific with tapas. Cherrries.

Lovely. Dried herbs. Tart balance. Terrific with tapas. Cherrries.

9.1

David E

Developed with cedar-drenched dusty red cherry flavors. For me, this exemplifies "poise" in wine.

Developed with cedar-drenched dusty red cherry flavors. For me, this exemplifies "poise" in wine.

9.1

Darcie Leib Delectable Pro

Stinky, oak, forest floor, and sage/eucalyptus on the nose. Beautiful balance of acid and tannins. Tomato leaf, dark fruit, bright astringency. Not pairing with food tonight but would make a great food wine! I would pair with lamb, pizza, Indian food, hell... anything.

Stinky, oak, forest floor, and sage/eucalyptus on the nose. Beautiful balance of acid and tannins. Tomato leaf, dark fruit, bright astringency. Not pairing with food tonight but would make a great food wine! I would pair with lamb, pizza, Indian food, hell... anything.

9.3

Bradley Robinson

Rich and earthy and well worth the $35. Dank rioja.

Rich and earthy and well worth the $35. Dank rioja.

9.6

Kyle Groombridge Delectable Pro

Man this is tasty old school Tempranillo. Soy, potpourri, sour cherry, earth, and a vibrant funk that only Lopez de Heredia can pull off.. one of the best $23 values on the shelf.

Man this is tasty old school Tempranillo. Soy, potpourri, sour cherry, earth, and a vibrant funk that only Lopez de Heredia can pull off.. one of the best $23 values on the shelf.

9.2

Michael Winterbottom

Darker fruit driven, but has a seam of red fruit from the 25% Grenache. Leather riding jacket, gun stock/used shotgun casings. Sweet and sour sauce! Earthy but sweeter fruit character with bramble fruit, black berries fresh and crushed, strawberry jam, dried red roses and wilting violets. Slight oyster mushroom/Cremini mushrooms and oxidative barrel quality. Really drinking well and approachable now and cabbage for another 10-15 years.

Darker fruit driven, but has a seam of red fruit from the 25% Grenache. Leather riding jacket, gun stock/used shotgun casings. Sweet and sour sauce! Earthy but sweeter fruit character with bramble fruit, black berries fresh and crushed, strawberry jam, dried red roses and wilting violets. Slight oyster mushroom/Cremini mushrooms and oxidative barrel quality. Really drinking well and approachable now and cabbage for another 10-15 years.

9.7

Christian Gray

Strawberry sauce. Licorice. Cremini mushroom. Top soil. Cara cara orange. Cedar. Slight funk in the sexiest of ways.

Strawberry sauce. Licorice. Cremini mushroom. Top soil. Cara cara orange. Cedar. Slight funk in the sexiest of ways.

9.2

John Davidson

Solid and ready

Solid and ready

9.0

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