Obalo

Bodegas Obalo was born in 2006 in the heart of the Sierra de Cantabria, a region that starts in two called the Rioja Alavesa and was considered a perfect setting for the unbeatable quality of its vineyard.

The privileged location in what could be considered the best wine region in Spain , both because of its location sheltered from the Sierra de Cantabria, as well as its soils , also joins the continuous search for complicity with the winemakers of the area . All these are factors that are decisive for the achievement of the main objective of Bodegas Obalo, which is to produce the great wines that this unique land is capable of giving.

The winery is located right on the border of La Rioja Alta, although most of its vineyards are distributed by the Rioja Alavesa. The modern architecture of harmonious square lines and practical and innovative installations reveal the youthfulness of this winery that, nevertheless, does not lose sight of Rioja's wine tradition from which it drinks through the close relationship it maintains with the vine growers of the area. .

From its viewpoints you can also see the privileged place in which it is framed, with a unique landscape of imposing rocky mountain to the north and a sea of ​​vineyards to the south.

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Obalo Rioja Reserva 2014
Guía Peñín 93"Big and bold, this red shows plum, licorice, tar and coffee flavors. Austere but harmonious, in a savory style, with muscular tannins giving this formidable structure. Rather tough, but shows impressive concentration. Best from 2018 through 2030."
Item Number: 29805
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
BTL

Obalo Crianza 2014
"Brilliant ruby. A sexy, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherry and blueberry and candied rose, and a smoky oak flourish builds in the glass. Fleshy, expansive red and blue fruits and floral pastille flavors show impressive depth as well as vivacity, picking up a hint of spicecake with air.
Item Number: 27800
Bottle:$15.85
Case: $190.20
BTL

Obalo Crianza 2013
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Vivid ruby-red. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of peppery spices and fresh tobacco, and a mineral element adds vivacity. Pliant red berry, floral pastille and spicecake flavors stain the palate and slowly flesh out with aeration while retaining

Obalo Crianza 2012
91  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 91 "Black cherry, dark chocolate, licorice and mineral flavors mingle in this polished red, which shows good density, with well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity. A bit austere, but harmonious. Drink now through 2022. 2,000 cases imported"   Vinous Media 91  "Bright ruby.

Obalo Rioja Reserva 2010
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Big and bold, this red shows plum, licorice, tar and coffee flavors. Austere but harmonious, in a savory style, with muscular tannins giving this formidable structure. Rather tough, but shows impressive concentration. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,000 cases imported."

Obalo Crianza 2011
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Josh Raynolds 91 "(all tempranillo; aged for a year in new French oak): Dark purple. Exotically perfumed aromas of fresh dark berries, toasty oak, incense and fresh flowers, with a mineral element adding vivacity. Vibrant cherry and blackberry flavors show very good clarity, gaining in sweetness