Solabal Crianza 2019


Bodegas Solabal

  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Rioja DOCa
  • Varietal: Tempranillo, 30-40 year old vines
  • Alc/vol: 15.0%
  • Sweetness:  Dry
  • Cellaring Potential: Drink now, or hold until 2026

Deep cherry-red in colour, with powerful aromas of dark fruits such as blackberries and black cherries accompanied by notes of dry hay, and cedar wood.  Medium-bodied on the palate, this crianza is fruit forward with notes of intense black fruits, some warm baking spices and vanilla.  The mouthfeel is structured but very balanced, wrapped in silky tannins. A finessed and lengthy finish as notes of dark fruit and vanilla linger.

Pair this with lighter, every day foods like tapas or hamburgers. You can also pair this crianza with spicier dishes like chilli con carne or chorizo tacos.