2011 SIERRA CANTABRIA “UNICA”RESERVA, RIOJA
Earning three 92 point scores from some of the world’s top critics, there is no surprise that Robert Parker has alerted his readers that Sierra Cantabria’s wines “represent terrific value.” At under $30 per bottle, this high performance Rioja stands out for its profound, generous bouquet, and exquisitely complex yet balanced flavors.
Produced from vineyards in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, the blend dominated by Tempranillo at 97% spends 24 months in French and American oak barrels before bottling. Fashioning high-quality Rioja for generations, Sierra Cantabria has a history of excellence and strong reviews, producing wines that perform leagues above their price level.
With just 1,000 cases of Sierra Cantabria’s Reserva Unica produced and three impressive reviews, I don’t expect this wine to last long at this price. If you’re searching for a fantastic Reserve level Rioja to add to your cellar, This is it…
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2011 SIERRA CANTABRIA “UNICA” RESERVA, RIOJA
From the Wine Spectator, "Energetic and focused, this red delivers cherry and cranberry flavors that are zippy and fresh, with notes of licorice, smoke and game adding depth. Light, firm tannins and citrusy acidity impart liveliness. Drink now through 2021." 92 Points
From the Wine Enthusiast, "Firm, generous aromas of fresh-cut oak, lemon peel and wild berries are alluring and finely chiseled. This is a bit sharp and tannic, with pushy, high-toned acidity ensuring a long life for this Tempranillo. Wiry, roasted plum and berry flavors finish tight as a drum, with zesty acidity and toasty length. Drink through 2025. Cellar Selection." 92 Points
From Antonio Galloni’s Vinous , "Opaque ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of dark berry liqueur, potpourri and Indian spices, with a building vanilla undertone. Supple, open-knit raspberry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth and breadth, with juicy acidity adding finesse and spine..." 92 Points
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