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Bodegas Corral 2017 'Altos' Single Estate Crianza Rioja

Bodegas Corral 2017 'Altos' Single Estate Crianza Rioja

Hefty tannins provide an ample backdrop for flavors...
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Hefty tannins provide an ample backdrop for flavors...
Wine Enthusiast

Mission Codename All OK at the OK Corral

Crowd pleasing CREEEEANZA! 92 POINTS Wine Enthusiast (honestly tastes like a 94 to us) and was a HUGE office favorite at our tasting out of 30+ wines last week.

The sheer value here is hard to imagine. SO much succulent, crunchy, juicy red fruit. Structure, too. An utterly beautiful example. This is your drink-me-every-day, instant “did we just become best friends” red. If you enjoy ANY sort of red wine - big Napa Cabs to light juicy Pinots - you’ll adore it. If not, write to us and we’ll cook you dinner. Or doordash you one.

This represents a modern spin on the style. Single vineyard, meticulously farmed and crafted from start to finish. LOADED with succulent, lush red fruits. Both light on its feet and brimming with structure and ripeness. Baskets of ripe summer berries? Oh yes. A hint of Turkish coffee? Indeed. Toasty oak, a dusting of cardamom? Yup. Perfectly mellow but sturdy tannins? All there.

Finally we’ll just leave you with a little snippet from Decanter: “…prices for Rioja remain reasonable compared to other fine wine-producing regions.”

Reasonable? It’s downright shocking how good this is for the price. And don’t forget to check out those Gran Reservas in the store!

92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

“Dark garnet in color, this wine has a bouquet of cassis, clove, and Red Delicious apple peel. Hefty tannins provide an ample backdrop for flavors of black cherry, strawberry, anisette, clove, and mint that culminate in a rich, spicy finish.”

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Tasting Profile Cherries, plum, rum raisin, Turkish coffee, cardamom

dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Look

A pale ruby still, hard to believe, with a wide, vivid garnet and brick rim shining brilliantly

Smell

Dried cranberries, cherries, like a spice bazaar of sorts, with mace and floral pastille notes

Taste

Juicy, fresh acidity, sweetly tannic backbone, fig jam, bergamot, candied ginger, orange chutney

Finish

The complex finish soars, with an impeccable balance between the fruit and savory elements

Pairing

Roast lamb, ham, or your favorite tapas with this, yeah baby!

What the Winery Says 2017 'Altos' Single Estate Crianza Rioja

Bodegas Corral
Bodegas Corral
Winemaker
Javier Martinez
Varietal
100% Tempranillo
Vintage
2017
Alcohol
14.5%
Appellation
Rioja DOCa, Spain
Subregion
Moncalvillo, Rioja Alta
Vineyard
Altos de Corral
Soils
Clay, chalk, iron rich topsoil with large rocks
Vineyard size
10 hectares
Altitude
600 meters above sea level
Total acidity
6.5 g/L
pH
3.20
Residual sugar
1.9 g/L
Aging
12 months in barrel, 12 months in bottle
Barrels
100% new French oak

About the Winery Bodegas Corral

Bodegas Corral Winemaker Javier Martinez
Bodegas Corral Winemaker Javier Martinez
Bodegas Corral 2017 'Altos' Single Estate Crianza Rioja 750ml Wine Bottle
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