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Finca La Capilla Crianza 2016

Product description
Finca La Capilla was founded in 1998 as Bodegas Robeal by Juan Minon, with his son Rodrigo Minon Garcia serving as technical director and winemaker. 160 acres of Tempranillo were originally planted across the municipalities of Roa de Duero, Anguix, La Horra, and Fuentecen. A 2,000-barrel winery was constructed in Roa de Duero, the hub of the Ribera del Duero denomination. In 2019, the esteemed Rioja winery Marques de Caceres took control of the winery. Rodrigo Minon, a Ribera del Duero terroir specialist who helped his father plant the vineyards, was retained as the winemaker. 

Deep-coloured wine with a high, glyceric, and unctuous layer in the glass. Intense bouquet, with sensations of fruity freshness wrapped in washed oak that complements well without masking the varietal fullness of the Tinta del País variety in the Ribera del Duero. Fresh, vivid, elegant complexity, with long-lasting creamy and toasted nuances on the palate. Enveloped and dense polymerized tannins. Subtle and elegant. Balanced enough to drink now but can be aged in the bottle for several years.

92 Points - James Suckling

Plum and blackberry with chocolate and some cream on the nose and palate. It's full-bodied with tight, chewy tannins that are polished and poised. Nicely crafted.

91 Points - Vinous

Bright violet. Ripe red fruit and potpourri aromas are complemented by baking spice and vanilla accents. Juicy, palate-staining black raspberry, cherry preserve, spice cake and lavender pastille flavours deepen with air while maintaining energy. Closes long and gently chewy, with resonating spiciness, slow-building tannins and an echo of sappy red fruit.