Crianza DOC

El Coto


100% Tempranillo


Rioja, Spain


Crianza DOC

Produced from the 100% Tempranillo, this native varietal is fermented and aged in oak for at least 12 months with an additional six months resting in bottle, prior to release. El Coto Crianza is exceptionally balanced with layers of fresh raspberry, cherry, spice and toasted oak, building to a silky finish. Perfectly complements a variety of meats and cheeses, especially jamon.



James Suckling - 90 pts

An easy but quite well-balanced Rioja Crianza, delivered in a medium body with some chalky tannins and fresh acidity. Cheerful cherry and plum flavors with a touch of juicy blue fruit. Just a hint of cream in the finish. Tempranillo. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

J. Suckling, June 2022


James Suckling - 92 pts

A fresh, fruity red with plum and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Medium body. Clean and delicious finish. Tempranillo.

J. Suckling, Sept. 2021

Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Dark garnet to the eye, this wine has aromas of black currant, licorice and Marcona almond. Its smooth tannins feel good on the palate. Opening flavors of bittersweet chocolate and mint hit the tastebuds first, followed by flavors of blackberry and raspberry that are joined by touches of vanilla and baking spice on the finish.

M. DeSimone, June 2022


James Suckling - 92

A rich, fruity red with plum, light chocolate and vanilla character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with round, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold.

J. Suckling, Sept. 2020

Wine & Spirits - 92 pts, "Best Buy"

This wine’s fresh anise scent has the underlying earthiness of tripe, and it would be pretty delicious with a bowl of tripe braised in red wine. It offers the kind of richness without weight that allows the fragrant peppery and cherry-skin flavors to last through the dark, earthy tannins, a little bitter, a little oaky, but cool in the end.

J. Greene, Dec. 2020


James Suckling - 89 pts

“The palate has a mellow array of red berries and smooth, easy tannins. Drink now.”

J. Suckling, April 2020

Vinous - 90 pts

Deep, brilliant red. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying spice-tinged red fruit and floral scents and a hint of succulent herbs. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering bitter cherry and red currant flavors and showing smooth, seamless texture. In a graceful style, finishing with very good clarity and gentle tannic grip.

J. Raynolds, May 2021

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts

Plum and berry aromas are a bit rubbery in front of a smacking palate that’s tight and racy. Red plum, currant and tomato flavors finish tight, with nothing loose or gangly. This crianza plays up the fresh, no-frills side of Riojano Tempranillo. Opici Wines.

M.S., April 2020

Wine Spectator - 88 pts

This red has a juicy, tender texture, with gentle tannins and citrusy acidity. Cherry, candied berry and vanilla flavors mingle with herbal and forest floor notes. Harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 500,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. — TM

T.M., April 2020


James Suckling - 90 pts

Aromas of blueberries, lemon peel and cedar. Medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Pure tempranillo. Drink now.

J. Suckling, Aug. 2018
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