Red Wine Arzuaga Crianza 2018

Red wine from Ribera del Duero. Tempranillo & Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo,
ñ 90 91 91

Availability: In stock

Product Description

This is the new vintage of Arzuaga Crianza, a household name in Ribera del Duero. Again, the composition is 95% Tempranillo and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Produced by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro, this Spanish red wine is made from the oldest vines in the La Planta estate.

The grapes underwent an extremely careful selection process. Once in the cellar, they were destemmed, and then macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Then this red wine from Ribera del Duero was transferred into half French and half American oak barrels, where the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 16 months.

Decant Arzuaga Crianza 2018 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Arzuaga Crianza is medium purple with some maroon tinges.


A purebred Ribera, this blend of Tempranillo & Cab. Sauvignon exhibits some mineral and earthy nuances, combined with aromas of ripe and red fruit, a layer of dry earth and remembrances of spices, fine wood and balsam.


Very gentle, with a sort of elegant austerity and a savoury, smooth passage through the palate. This wine from Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro is reminiscent of wild berries, with creamy nuances of wood and spices, and some hints of cigars, aromatic herbs and roasted coffee. Taut acidity, ripe tannins and long, toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

The presence of Cabernet Suavignon gives an extra layer of complexity to Arzuaga Crianza 2018. Simply impeccable.


Arzuaga Crianza 2017:

Enterwine 90. Guía Peñín 90.

Arzuaga Crianza 2016:

Enterwine 91. James Suckling 92.

Arzuaga Crianza 2015:

Enterwine 91. James Suckling 90.

Arzuaga Crianza 2014:

Enterwine 91. Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2017 & Concours Mondial Bruxelles. Silver Medal - Decanter WWA & International Wine Awards 2017.

Arzuaga Crianza 2013:

Enterwine 91.

Arzuaga Crianza 2012:

Blend of Tinta Fina, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides Platinum Medal Decanter WWA 2021
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
3 Reviews
of sternness
Old school Ribera. It is somewhat austere and earthy, nicely inquisitorial and deeply Castilian.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
I learned to love wine with wines like this one. First love is the deepest.
Review by (Posted on 25 January 2018)
arzuaga red
This is an old-school Spanish wine. Earthy, restrained and quite deep. I perceive many remembrances of charcoal, earth and spices here. Fruit is excellent. Good pairing with game recipes.
Review by (Posted on 29 October 2017)
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