2016 Obalo Crianza (750ml)

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Scoring in the 90s is impressive for any Rioja Crianza. Obalo has consistently been doing this since its debut in 2005. The secret of Obalo is small, old vineyards with an age range between 40 and 90 years old. The winery is located right at the border of La Rioja Alta, although most of its vineyards are distributed throughout Rioja Alavesa. The wine is aged for 12 months in a variety of French oak that are two to three years old, so well balanced and integrated with the 100% pure Tempranillo shining through.


Rich and chewy, this red delivers bold flavors of blackberry, kirsch, licorice, mineral and loamy earth, showing a balance of fruity and savory characteristics. Muscular tannins and balsamic acidity give this a solid structure. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,500 cases made, 600 cases imported.

92 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Oct 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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