Thirsty Thursday!! Finca Sobreno Crianza

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


Castilla y Leon – Toro, Spain
100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)

You may recall that we featured and sold out of the 2014 vintage two years ago!
With 9 months in American oak barrels and the age of vines a
minimum of 30 years old this vintage scored 90 points plus,
as has consistently for the last 10 years!

Northwest of Madrid in the Province of Zamora sits this small town that has been documented making wine since the 1st century!

92 Points James Suckling 
"Biscuit-like aromas with grilled nuts and chocolate oak-influence, across ripe dark berries. The palate has a very succulent, sweet-fruit core with plenty of ripe mulberries and plums. Supple tannins. Drink or hold." (July 24, 2019)

Our Thoughts.........

 The wine boasts a deep-red cherry color with purple tones at the edges
and offers intense aromas of black berries with toasted coco nuances from

the oak.
Mid palate shows plum, violets and cedar with a spicy underscore.
It is flavorful on the finish with very fine and ripe tannins that are long and persistent.
Pairs well with any type of meat, bird, roasts, medium cheeses, seafood in hearty sauces and pasta with red sauce.

 Locally Elsewhere at $24.99
Our Regular Price $19.99

Special Sale Price

$16.00  a bottle
$84.00 for six ($14.00)

Click here To Order
or call us at
703-668-9463 (WINE)

A bit about Bodegas Sobreno...
Finca Sobreño is one of the original winegrowers in the D.O. Toro. Founded by Roberto San Ildefonso in 1998, it was one of less than 10 registered wineries in the appellation, which today counts more than 50 producers. Roberto was originally from Rioja but left the region when he realized the potential to craft bold, powerful and beautifully structured wines from the Tempranillo clone, Tinta de Toro. This variety produces smaller grapes and with thicker skins than Tempranillo. Among other features, this grape has a higher color concentration, as well as more anthocyanins (which give the wine its aromas) and tannins (which gives structure). The principal winemaking consultant is Manuel Ruiz Hernández, one of Rioja's most respected enologists.

Finca Sobreño currently owns 80 hectares (197 acres) of vineyard, of which about half are vines over 45 years old and divided in many small parcels. In addition, the winery controls155 hectares of independently owned old-vines plots. The vineyards are 100% Tinta de Toro, pruned "en vaso" (bush vines), as well as double cordon Royat in the newer plantings. Soil types are alluvial with a thick clay subsoil, and a mix of sand and gravel. Yields are quite low, averaging about 4,000 kg/hectare.
Many of the vines are ungrafted. The winery owns 1,400 barriques (primarily American oak) and boasts a production capacity of 500,000 bottles/year.