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Sierra Cantabria
2002 - Finca El Bosque
750 ml.

$140.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 93
WS 93

Country: Spain

Region: Rioja

Varietal: Tempranillo

Vintage: 2002

Size: 750 ml.

This vineyard has an area of 1.5 hectares, and it is located on a gentle southeast-facing slope, at a height of 500 meters above sea level, the Sierra de Cantabria protects it from the cold and damp winds from the north. The variety of the vineyard is ‘Tempranillo’ which is planted in a sandy clay loam soil where the presence of boulders is common; this structure leads to proper aeration, porosity, water retention and provides nutrients. The vines are trellised on an espalier with a bilateral cordon where, on each of the arms, two spurs prune to one visible bud are left.

SKU: F0641
Reviews
Robert Parker - 93 See more...
No 2003 was produced but the Bodega turned in a fine effort with its 2002 Finca El Bosque. Herbal and balsamic aromas dominate the nose while on the palate the wine is quite forward and nearing its peak. This tasty effort should provide pleasurable drinking over the next 6-8 years. Bodegas Sierra Cantabria is another outstanding Rioja estate owned and operated by the Eguren family. The highlight of my visit in May, 2010 was a vertical of their two renowned single vineyard wines, Amancio and Finca El Bosque. Not to be overlooked is their complete portfolio of new releases, several of which are superb values. The Amancio cuvee comes from a single vineyard of the same name. There is a severe triage in the vineyard before the grapes reach the sorting table. It spends 24 months in new French oak using a “200% new oak” aging regimen before bottling without fining or filtration. The Finca El Bosque Vineyard is a 4 acre parcel of Tempranillo planted on gravel in 1973. The wine is put through ML in new oak and spends 18 months in new, mostly French oak.
Wine Spectator - 93 See more...
This plush, international-style red is rich with ripe black fruit and sweet oak. Ripe tannins are well-integrated, and it goes down like velvet, with a long finish of blackberry and lilac. Seamless. Drink now through 2010. 50 cases imported.

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