Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Reserva 2008

$28.00
$25.20

SKU 080175227266

750ml

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Intense, purple-red, with a brick rim evincing barrel ageing This wine offers aromas of cinnamon and sage surrounded by fruity notes of cherries and blackberries underscored by a mineral component. Deep, and ripe on the palate, with a velvety, silky, enveloping mouthfeel. SERVING AND PAIRING Serving temperature: 16-18 °C. Perfect with all kinds of meats, stews, game dishes, mushrooms, strong aged cheeses, etc. Ideal with tapas or just with some dark chocolate.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Dinastia Vivanco
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorPlump and polished, this red delivers ripe plum and currant flavors, with coffee, smoke and mineral notes that add a savory character. Well-integrated tannins impart structure. Solid and harmonious. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, February 28, 2015
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateA clear step up in freshness and balance from the 2011 Crianza is the 2008 Reserva, an assemblage of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano that shows some flower aromas and ripe red and blue fruit fused with spicy aromas from the élevage. The palate is very harmonious with fully resolved tannins and good acidity resulting in a pleasant and tasty finish. 200,00 bottles produced. This year the varietal Mazuelo (aka Cariñena) surprised me and showed better than the 4 Varietales blend, usually the best of these special bottling.

Luis Gutierrez, April 2015