Montebuena is the name of one of the best quality areas of Labastida. It is located in the eastern part of the village and covers more than 160 hectares (395 acres).
Brilliant deep ruby red color, fruity aromas .
Montebuena Red has a spicy vanilla bouquet and is smooth and fruity in the mouth with some well-integrated secondary nuances, full-flavored and a persistent pleasant finish.
|Vintage:||2017||Grape Varietals:||100% Tempranillo||ABV:||14%|
The wine is made of 100% Tempranillo of 20-25 years of age. Grapes are hand harvested from the Montebuena vineyard. The winery employs precision viticulture techniques using the latest technology to track the vegetative cycle - they developed a pioneering system of weather stations that allows the winery to monitor their vineyards’ health and thus prevent diseases that might damage the grapes.
Paella, roasted duck or hamburger.
Also great with grilled vegetable (bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, etc)
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|S0EE302014TPS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00304 4||1 07 84585 00304 1||$12.99|
"Vivid ruby-red. Sexy, oak-tinged red berry and floral pastille scents pick up vanilla and licorice flourishes with aeration. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors that unfold and spread out steadily on the back half. Shows impressive clarity and spicy persistence on the lively finish, which is given shape by smooth, even tannins.- Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 91 pts
"Made from 100% Tempranillo, the 2016 Rioja Montebuena is a single vineyard release brought up in American oak. It has attractive darker berry fruits, vanilla bean, and spicy, incense notes as well as a medium-bodied, nicely balanced, charming style on the palate. It’s a terrific value and would be ideal as a house red to enjoy over the coming couple of years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts
"The young and juicy 2016 Cuvée KPF from Rioja Alavesa is a custom cuvée from Bodegas y Viñedos Labastida for the American importer Kysela. It has a fruit-driven profile, with plenty of cherries and a spicy touch. The palate is round and soft, medium-bodied, with pungent, clean flavors. - Luis Gutiérrez"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #235, February 2018), 88 pts
"(aged for three months in used American oak barrels)
Vivid ruby. Bright, sharply focused aromas of fresh red fruits and flowers, along with a spicy overtone and a hint of vanilla. Lithe and appealingly sweet on the palate, offring vibrant, oak-spiced raspberry and cherry flavors and a subtle rose pastille nuance. Finishes supple and long, displaying silky, slow-building tannins and resonating spiciness. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 90 pts
"Rioja is the king of Spain and Tempranillo is the king of Rioja. The 100% Tempranillo Montebuena Cuvee KPF has a fine reputation for crafting a wine that offers ripe red fruit with a fine mineral undertone in an elegant, approachable style. This will be a great choice for stuffed pork tenderloin with grilled root vegetables."
- Vintages Magazine, LCBO (November 2016) - "Uncork something great"
"(aged for three months in used American oak barrels) Ruby-red. Ripe cherry, licorice and dark berry aromas are lifted by a subtle note of white pepper. Smooth, fleshy and warm, offring supple bitter cherry and blackberry flavors that pick up a peppery nuance with air. Closes smooth, round and gently spicy, leaving a candied dark berry note behind.- Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 89 pts
"A sensational value from Spain, this 100% Tempranillo from Rioja Alavesa has a deep ruby color and a fragrant nose of new saddle leather, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and red and black cherries, followed by a seductive, lovely mouthfeel with no hard edges. It is medium-bodied, pure and best drunk over the next several years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 87 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25
"Dark ruby. Ripe cherry, red berries and smoky minerals on the nose. Spicy, firm and tightly wound, with very good lift to the flavors of redcurrant, bitter cherry and licorice. A gripping, lithe midweight, with appealing sweetness and bracing minerality on the long, incisive finish. In an elegant style, with zero excess fat. - JR"
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 90 pts