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Bottle Price $23.99
Year 2008
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain

Product Code: 3104036

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RATINGS: 92pts Robert Parker

It all started in the middle of the nineteenth century when French negociants visited the Rioja region to find alternative sources of quality grapes to transform into wine, since the phylloxera epidemic had decimated their vineyards. Our founder, Don Rafael L�pez de Heredia y Landeta, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic student in the art of wine making, followed closely in their footsteps.

Don Rafael fell in love with the region and especially the area around Haro, the mythical capital of the Rioja Alta region. He observed that there was a magical combination of soil and climate that would offer the perfect environment for producing wine that would eventually become world famous. Around 1877 he began the design and construction of the complex that is today known as the L�pez de Heredia bodega (winery), the oldest in Haro and one of the first three houses in the Rioja region.

For over a century our emotions have been rooted in our love and passion for this land and its harvest. We cherish our heritage, and this combination of love and the rigorous quality standards we apply, have become our trademark and remains our maxim for today and the future.

Bodegas L�pez de Heredia stands out as one of the few family run bodegas regulated by the Denominaci�n de Origen Calificada Rioja DOC (Appellation region).

Tasting Notes: Robert Parker 92 points The first of the reds here is the 2008 Vi�a Cubillo Tinto Crianza from a cooler vintage that produced some austere and serious wines a year with higher acidity and lively fruit. It feels effervescent and it makes you salivate. This is usually a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from 50 year old vines that ferments in ancient oak vats, and ages in barrel for three years. This cuve has increased its quality tremendously since the 1990s. These cooler years provide citric freshness, and a very fine texture and vibrant acidity. This is so easy to drink that it can be dangerous. This was the Rioja clarete fino the everyday red. It's both elegant and powerful. Very good value, too.
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