2010 Montebuena "Cuvée KPF" Rioja

SKU #1113357 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Ripe cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and in the mouth. Pliant and seamless in texture, with good heft and back-end energy. Finishes smooth and sweet, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and grip. Still on the young side but this wine drinks very well with an hour or so of decanting; it's an excellent value for Rioja.  (9/2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Montebuena is more lifted aromatically but otherwise displays the positive attributes of its older sibling. It, too, will provide pleasure for another 3-4 years.  (6/2011)

K&L Notes

Very good example of a fresh Rioja, with bright, forward cherry fruits on a medium-bodied frame. Juicy, uncomplicated, and very well made wine for the right price!

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/24/2012 | Send Email
This is a wonderfully bright, delicious, cheery Rioja. Pure red cherry fruit flavors and a fresh overall palate impression make this a great light to medium-bodied sipper for any number of occasions, with snacks before dinner, roasted chicken or vegetarian entrees.

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- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.


Alcohol Content (%): 14