LA CAPILLA Crianza 2018

LA CAPILLA Crianza 2018

(Ribera del Duero, Spain) $31

Red wines from Ribera del Duero in northern Spain are not known for their frailty, and La Capilla (The Chapel) is a great example. Lush, soft, and powerful, this is a wine for red meat if there ever was one. But power alone is not why we fell in love with this gem. The aromas and flavors (anise, lavender, chocolate, cherries, spices) are layered and complex. And best of all, while La Capilla is uber rich, it also has a streak of freshness, keeping it lively on the palate. Like the vast majority of Ribera del Duero wines, this one’s made 100% from tempranillo, Spain’s great red grape. “Crianza” means it was aged a minimum of two years (one of which must be in oak casks) before release.

93 points KM

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