El Coto De Rioja

El Coto de Rioja, located in Oyón, was founded in 1970 by a group of winemakers committed to creating a new type of Rioja. Its first bottling was released in 1975. Today, El Coto is the leading brand in Spain and among the top-selling Spanish wines in Europe.

Five hundred hectares of estate vineyards are located in La Rioja Alta's village of Cenicero, near the east bank of the Najerilla River, a tributary of the Ebro. Facing northwest, vineyard soils are mostly ferric clay, sand and limestone, which contribute structure, power and elegant minerality, respectively, to the wines. The recently incorporated Los Almendros estate, shared with Barón de Ley, adds an additional 300 hectares of vineyards to the impressive estate holdings. Additional grapes are sourced from 2,000 hectares in Rioja Alavesa. Here, limestone, clay and stony soils make aromatic, expressive wines with great finesse.

With the exception of "Coto Real" Reserva and "Coto de Imaz" Gran Reserva, all reds are aged in new American oak barrels, the classic Rioja marriage of wine and wood. Their seductive cigar box, spice and herbal aromas and silky red fruit flavors are the essence of fine traditional Rioja.

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El Coto Crianza 2015
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 “Aromas of blueberries, lemon peel and cedar. Medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Pure tempranillo. Drink now.” ~J.S.  “100% Tempranillo...El Coto de Rioja Crianza is one of the most popular wines in all of Spain and one of the top selling Rioja's in the world. Year
Item Number: 20409
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2013
“This Reserva displays complex, red berry aromas with smoky vanilla notes. On the palate, there's round, warm and juicy spiced red cherry fruit with a velvety character, and ripe tannins are apparent as a firm but pliant structure. The wine's suave tannins and acidity will help the wine mature very

El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2012
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 “Classic Rioja aromas of earthy berry, cassis and raisin along with cocoa and dry spice notes announce a ripe wine with complexity. A dense palate with good acidity sets the stage for baked berry, cassis and raisin flavors. This Tempranillo is earthy and smooth on the finish.

El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2011
"This Reserva displays complex, red berry aromas with smoky vanilla notes. On the palate, there's round, warm and juicy spiced red cherry fruit with a velvety character, and ripe tannins are apparent as a firm but pliant structure. The wine's suave tannins and acidity will help the wine mature very

El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2010
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Vibrant and spicy, this lively red delivers bright cherry, berry, vanilla and toasty flavors, with citrusy acidity and light, firm tannins. Focused and graceful. Drink now through 2020." ~T.M.

El Coto Crianza 2011
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Cocoa and spicy notes frame the cherry pie and vanilla flavors in this generous red. The round texture is supported by light tannins and juicy tangerine acidity. Leans toward sweetness, but remains fresh. Drink now through 2019." ~T.M.

El Coto Rioja 'Coto de Imaz' Gran Reserva 2001
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Toasty and elegant from the beginning. The nose breathes Christmas spice and mature berry fruits, while the palate deals a persistent structure and acidity for added spine. Tastes a little rooty and savory, with root beer and chocolate notes to the finish."  Wine & Spirits 92

El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Rioja Reserva 2008
"The wine displays complex, red berry aromas with smoky vanilla notes. On the palate, there's round, warm and juicy spiced red cherry fruit with a velvety character, and ripe tannins are apparent as a firm but pliant structure. The wine's suave tannins and acidity will help the wine mature very well

El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Reserva 2005
Wine and Spirits 89 "The 2005 Coto de Imaz Reserva is predominantly Tempranillo with a dollop of Graciano aged for 18 months in American oak. Dark ruby red with a fragrant nose of cedar, rose petal, cherry, and cassis that jumps from the glass, on the palate it displays an elegant personality, good

El Coto 'Coto de Imaz' Reserva 2004
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91"This light and frisky tempranillo is styled like a fine pinot noir, with fragrant rose petal scents and tension to its lasting red fruit. The tannins are present but not heavy, so the wine leaves a clean impression. For roast fish in a red wine sauce."

El Coto 'Reserva' Real 2001
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 Points"Complex and expressive, this elegant red is rich with black plum, licorice, mineral, smoke and floral notes, all beautifully balanced, fresh and long on the palate. Still young and lively. Drink now through 2015."

El Coto Crianza 2010
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"This 100% Tempranillo shows layers of fresh raspberries, cherry, cedar and spice typical of a classically styled Rioja. This is all wrapped up in a vanilla and leather laiden package that is medium in body and sports a long, soft finish. Always a good value!" ~ Winery notes