Type of Wine: Red
Principal grape variety: Tempranillo, Garnacha
Bodega: Paco Garcia
Food Pairing: Ideal to accompany red and white meats, stew, pasta, meats and cheeses. Serving Temperature: 16ºC
Paco Garcia Crianza is a red wine made from the grape variety of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, from farms Paraje Tres Marqueses, Santa Ana and Las Canteras, family owned, planted in 1998 and 1986 in D.O.Ca. Rioja. Handpicked traditional upbringing and development for 12 months in French oak barrels of medium toast. Alcohol: 14.1% vol. Tasting notes: Intense red color, deep, clean and bright. Living Aromas of ripe fruit (figs, cherry). Ligerso toasted hints of mint and very fine, from high quality wood, with a predominance of the aroma of caramel and coffee. Velvety on the palate with good acidity. Large, tasty and balanced. With shades dairy, floral notes (violets) and fruit (blackberry, coconut) and lots of chocolate. Long and persistent.
The guide The Wine Advocate tasted this wine with Luis Gutierrez and give it 89 points parker. "There's more complexity in the 2012 Crianza, dark-colored with a very peppery nose, some dark aromas (peat, graphite, licorice) and ripe black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied, with balanced tannins and moderate acidity. It could do with a little more freshness that would make it feel livelier. Clean and nicely crafted in a good commercial way, the blend contains not only Tempranillo but also 10% Garnacha and the wine matured in French oak for one year before bottling into 70,000 bottles in November 2014".