Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Reserva "Unica" 2018 (Rioja, Spain) - [WA 91]

Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja Reserva "Unica" 2018
(Rioja, Spain) - [WA 91]


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Founded by Guillermo Eguren, who is a self-made "bodeguero", coming from a family tradition of vine growers. Today, the fourth generation of the Eguren family, Marcos Eguren, is the winemaker and director of the winery. Sierra Cantabria has come to the forefront of Spanish wineries in the last 15 years. This is from the extreme care that they give to their vineyards, located in the best terrain of Rioja, the savoir-faire of Marcos Eguren, and his price-conscious policies.

Vineyards are located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, one of the most famous towns in Rioja, known for the quality of its grapes. The grapes are sourced on 267 acres (108 ha), from 1,440-1,740 ft. above sea level (480-580 m), spread among the towns of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Labastida, and Laguardia.

100% Tempranillo from 30+ year old vines. Aged 18 months in a mix of 50% French and 50% American oak, 20% new.

Ratings & Reviews


91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"The 2018 Reserva Única was produced with Tempranillo and 3% Graciano fermented destemmed with indigenous yeasts selected from their vineyards and matured in oak barrels, 60% French and 40% American, for 24 months, including malolactic. The wines from 2018 are more delicate, have very good precision and feel fresh but have structure and balance and incisive tannins, and this is a very good example of it. This has 13.9% alcohol and 5.92 grams of acidity, showcasing a year of lower alcohol (most wines from 2018 are below 14%) and higher acidity. It should age nicely despite the fact that with time in the glass, it develops some herbal notes. 20,256 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2021." - Luis Gutierrez (Jul 2022)