2008 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Coleccion Privada

2008 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Coleccion Privada

  • Tempranillo
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • IWC 91
  • WE 91

Reviews for 2008 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Coleccion Privada

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
The 2008 Collecion Privada was sourced from 2 vineyards ranging in age from 55-60 years. It was aged for 18 months in 100% new French and American oak. Loaded with spice incense and floral notes along with toasty oak and... The 2008 Collecion Privada was sourced from 2 vineyards ranging in age from 55-60 years. It was aged for 18 months in 100% new French and American oak. Loaded with spice incense and floral notes along with toasty oak and black fruits on the palate it is dense round plush and succulent. Give this pleasure-bent Rioja another 5-6 years of cellaring and enjoy it through 2028. -JM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2010
(aged in a 50/50 blend of new French and American barriques Vivid ruby. Crushed raspberry candied licorice and Asian spices on the highly fragrant nose. Extremely primary and deep with a medicinal cast to the powerful but... (aged in a 50/50 blend of new French and American barriques Vivid ruby. Crushed raspberry candied licorice and Asian spices on the highly fragrant nose. Extremely primary and deep with a medicinal cast to the powerful but very backward flavors of red fruit preserves and smoky minerals. Assertively fruity but also structured with a long sweet finish that features fine-grained tannins and lingering smokiness. 91(+?) -JR
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
A little scratchy on the nose but otherwise it exudes pure aromas of cassis and raspberry. The palate is juicy racy and snappy but full and structured while the flavors of raspberry plum and blackberry get sweetness in... A little scratchy on the nose but otherwise it exudes pure aromas of cassis and raspberry. The palate is juicy racy and snappy but full and structured while the flavors of raspberry plum and blackberry get sweetness in the form of coconut and vanilla-infused coffee. Less soft and bodied than previous vintages but a big winner nonetheless. M.S.
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, February 2012
Very dark purple with a brilliant clear rim. Incredibly rich and opulent on the nose with loads of fruit and powerful aromas. Sweet American oak combines with flavors of chocolate blackberries and ripe plum leading to a... Very dark purple with a brilliant clear rim. Incredibly rich and opulent on the nose with loads of fruit and powerful aromas. Sweet American oak combines with flavors of chocolate blackberries and ripe plum leading to a soft plush yet taut and complex mouthfeel finishing long and smooth. This is absolutely delicious pretty and seductiveand drinking surprisingly well now. This should cellar well through 2025. Old vine Tempranillo from 50+ year old vineyards in the Los Terreros and Jararte vineyards aged for 18 months in 100% new French and American oak.