2012 Urbina Rioja Crianza, Rioja, Spain

Medium crimson-colored, it emits an aromatic array of cedar, tobacco, spice box, cherry, and black raspberry. On the palate it displays an elegant personality with ample spicy fruit, nice structure, and a silky finish with notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Its great integration of fruit, oak and acidity make this Crianza a perfect pairing for nearly any dish.



VARIETALS: 95% Tempranillo, 3% Mazuelo, 2% Graciano

AGEING: 12 months in American & French oak + 36 months in the bottle.


Bodegas Urbina is a small family-owned and run Rioja producer located in the Rioja Alta sub-region of Rioja, Spain. This Single Estate winery was founded in 1870 and is currently run by fourth generation winemaker Pedro Urbina Jr. The Urbina Estate comprises of some 75 hectares (182) of vineyards planted with 65 hectares of Tempranillo and 10 hectares composed of Graciano, Mazuelo and the white grape variety Viura. The vineyards are located at Cuzcurrita de Rio Tiron at the north western edge of the Rioja DOC and at Urunuela in the heart of the appellation. Cuzcurrita has some of the highest vineyards in the DOC, this means that it is a relatively cool climate growing area compared with other parts of Rioja. The wines from Cuzcurrita tend to have characteristics suitable for great ageing, whilst those from Urunuela produce consistent and fuller bodied wines.