Wine Spectator 90 points - Velvety and voluptuous, this generous red delivers plum, blackberry, chocolate and toast flavors, with broad, soft tannins and just enough acidity to stay lively. The finish is graceful. Drink now through 2016. 55,000 cases made. –TM
Wine Spectator 2011 Top 100 # 59 (Oct 31 2011)
Top 100 WS 100 points - The 2008 Dinastia Vivanco Crianza is made from 100% Tempranillo and aged for 16 months in French and American oak. Balsam wood, tobacco, cinnamon, clove, violets, and black fruit aromas lead to a ripe, sweetly-fruited, nicely proportioned Crianza that is likely to blossom for another 1-2 years and drink well through 2020. (Jun 2011)
This Crianza is 100% Tempranillo, aged in barrel for 16 months. Medium purple in color, it offers up notes of spice box, cedar, cinnamon, fresh herbs, and black cherry. Savory on the palate with some elegance, it can be enjoyed over the next 6 years.
|to be consumed within 5-10 years. Serve at temperature of 16º-18ºC.
Serve with both red and white meats, vegetable dishes, stews and rice dishes.