Bodegas Montecillo Crianza 2016
Fresh berry and red plum aromas are lifted by complementary notes of oak grain and vanilla. This value-priced crianza from a very good year feels flush but primed by punchy acidity. Red plum, berry and a hint of wood spice make for a classic Rioja flavor profile, while this remains tasty and fresh on the finish.
This solid red shows reserved flavors of cherry, forest floor, loamy earth and licorice, shadowed by firm tannins. Decant. Drink now through 2024. 83,000 cases made, 37,350 cases imported.