Sierra Cantabria Crianza 2011
Wine EnthusiastBest Buy! Inky, earthy berry aromas come with a hint of animal. This feels grabby but solid, with firm tannins. Standard plum and berry aromas are the slightest bit stalky, while flavors of roasted black fruits and coffee are bolstered by hard tannins on the finish.
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Crianza was more complex than its sibling. Aged 14 months in French and American oak, it offers up abundant notes of graphite, charcoal, blackcurrants and black cherries, a medium-bodied, precise mouthfeel and a savory finish. I preferred the 2011 to the 2010. Drink now-2018.
Wine SpectatorThis crisp red shows black cherry, fresh herb and licorice flavors, with notes of spice and smoke. Focused, with light, firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Lively. Drink now through . 7,500 cases made.