Sierra Cantabria wine review
11.50 Euro, judged as a 6/10
We didn’t enjoy this wine. But I’m wondering if it was partly our fault.
Produced by Sierra Cantabria wineries which is located in San Vicente de la Sonsierra (in La Rioja, Spain’s most famous wine region), this wine is made from Tempranillo grapes.
This wine was a Crianza, meaning it is a “new” wine, the requirements of a Crianza being that it is aged at least a year in an oak barrel and one year in the bottle. Most Crianza wines are aged beyond that though (and I assume this Crianza was because it is labelled as a 2017 wine). Because Crianzas are new wines, it can be a good idea to decant them before serving (that’s not always the case though. It depends on the wine)
Description: I mention the above because when we opened and poured this bottle of Sierra Cantabria it had all the qualities of wines I don’t like: it was dry, acidic, tannic, and flat. The taste died in the mouth. We didn’t like it at all.
A few days later we decided to finish off the bottle (we don’t believe in wasting wine) and it tasted fine. Good even.
I’m unconvinced about this wine….BUT if you buy it I would strongly recommend that you decant it first.
Value: For me, 11.50 is a lot to spend on a bottle of wine and since this wasn’t a good wine experience I would say it was not good value. Try the Melior which (at at 7.65 Euros) I loved right off the bat. I don’t like temperamental wines.
Another opinion here.