Red Wine Viña Cubillo Crianza 2012

Crianza red wine from La Rioja. Tempranillo, Grenache, Mazuela and Graciano aged for 36 months in oak barrels.

Crianza. 36 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
P 93 92 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Despite being aged for more than 3 years in wooden vats, Viña Cubillo is the entry-level wine of the legendary winery Bodegas López Heredia – Viña Tondonia

From a vintage qualified as "Excellent" by the DOCa Rioja Regulatory Council, this Spanish red wine is made from 65% Tempranillo, 25% Grenache and tiny amounts of Mazuela and Graciano.

Harvested was carried out gradually, according to the ripeness level of each plot. Once in the cellar, the grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks. After that, Viña Cubillo Crianza 2012 was aged for 3 to 4 years in wooden vats with two yearly rackings.

Bottled in April 2019, this Crianza red wine was further aged for 24 months in the bottle.

Decant this Rioja red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

94,500 bottles produced.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Viña Cubillo Crianza has an intense cherry colour with a garnet rim.


A wisely crafted blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Mazuela and Graciano, it showcases aromas of red and black fruit, alongside notes of sweet spices, leather, toast and Havanna cigars over a liquorice background.


Fresh and light, this red wine from López de Heredia-Viña Tondonia has a seamless texture and an excellent balance. The toasted notes are more prominent on the palate, enlivened by hints of wild berries, some vegetal remembrances and a classy touch of tobacco. Savoury tannins, excellent acidity and long finish.

Our personal opinion

Well-crafted and easy-to-drink this Viña Cubillo Crianza 2012 truly squares the circle. Pair with cured meats or casseroles.


Viña Cubillo Crianza 2011:

Enterwine 91. Parker 92. J. Suckling 95.

Viña Cubillo Crianza 2010:

Enterwine 91. Parker 93. Tim Atkin 91.

Viña Cubillo Crianza 2009:

Enterwine 91. Parker 92.

Viña Cubillo Crianza 2008:

Parker 92. Enterwine 90.

Viña Cubillo Crianza 2007:

Parker 91+.

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
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 36
Parker's Score 93
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Other guides James Suckling 95.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 65%, Garnacha 25%, Mazuela 5%, Graciano 5%.
Pairings Alone, Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
2 Reviews
cubillo red wine
This wine is not only cheap. It is excellent. A crossbreed of Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Review by (Posted on 2 August 2018)
Amazing Rioja quality for the money.
Review by (Posted on 12 June 2018)
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