The 2015 Castillo de Viñas Crianza has a fragrant nose of mixed berries with notes of vanilla and spice. On the palate it’s smooth and juicy with ripe cherry and berry flavors with hints of savory herbs, spice, violets and damp earth. The rich mid-palate is followed by a long and fruity cherry finish.
Flexible for pairing with a range of foods from roast pork, burgers or steak to lamb. Add in some roasted red peppers for extra flavor.
Castillo de Viñas (Castle of Vines in English), is all about “Classic Rioja, Rich and Balanced”. It reflects the best of classic Rioja, with its harmony and elegance, and just enough of modern Rioja, with its ample fruit flavors, for wine lovers to enjoy—glass after glass. The secret of the Castillo de Viñas reds is the dose of Graciano grapes blended in with the core of Tempranillo fruit to add extra depth to the mid-palate and length to the finish. The result is a wine with edge in quality at an affordable price.
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Region: La Rioja
Appellation: Rioja DOCa
Blend: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
Aging Level: Crianza
Aged 12 months in American oak barrels.
SWE Portfolio: Fine Value Wine
Suggested Retail Price (SRP): $15