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Vina Otano Crianza 2016
Region: Rioja
Winery: Vina Otano
Grapes: 90% Tempranillo 10% Mazuelo
Vintage: 2016
Description: All grapes were hand harvested into small baskets for transport to the winery. The detemmed grapes were fermented and macerated with skins for 25 days with a twice a day pump-over. Following malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for 1 year in American and French oak barrels.


Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 88 FOR THE 2012 VINTAGE
Bright cherry and red plum flavors are juicy and lively in this fresh red. Citrusy acidity, leafy notes and a spicy finish add complexity. Light, with moderate tannins and good balance. Drink now through 2020. 25,000 cases made. –TM
Vinous - Antonio Galloni 90 FOR THE 2015 VINTAGE
Vivid ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced cherry and dark berries, plus a hint of smokiness that gains strength as the wine opens up. Smooth, sweet and open-knit, showing good depth to the juicy blackberry and cherry cola flavors. A coconut nuance emerges on the clinging finish, which is given shape by supple, even tannins.
Wine Enthusiast 91 FOR THE 2016 VINTAGE
Nicely presented plum and cherry aromas come with touches of malt, molasses and oak. A fresh and balanced palate is lively and fairly generous, while this tastes of berry, plum, light oak and earth notes. Spice and vanilla flavors carry a steady finish. Grapes of Spain. Editors’ Choice.