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Familia Montaña

Montaña Reserva 2014

Price: $22.00 (average US retail)
Size: 750ml
Winery: Familia Montaña
Vintage Year: 2014
Country: Spain
Region: La Rioja


90 percent Tempranillo, 7 percent Graciano and 3 percent Mazuelo. Aged 18 months in French and American oak barriques, a higher percentage of wine from Rioja Alavesa, provides more body, weight and red fruit character to the nose and finish. A ripe yet elegant wine with extended aging potential that is balanced and enjoyable in youth.

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Montaña Reserva (2012) - "Brilliant ruby-red. Dried cherry, vanilla and a hint of pipe tobacco on the smoke-accented nose. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering gently sweet dark fruit flavors along with suggestions of coconut and candied licorice. Closes broad, supple and long, with smooth tannins coming in late to add gently grip to the wine's pliant black and blue fruit."

90 Points
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 1, 2019

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Overview: The Montaña family and Classical Wines forged a partnership working in concert in an effort to re-launch a once-successful Rioja brand. It soon became apparent that the relationship merited a name and image that more clearly reflected the legacy and authenticity of product and source. Montaña débuted in September 2015 with 2014 Tinto (100% Tempranillo) and the excellent 2012 Crianza and 2011 Reserva vintages. Familia Montaña will be reserved as a brand for top bottlings from single sites and exceptional vintages. The commercial reintroduction of the Montaña family name represents a new path forward for this historic vineyard estate.

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History: The Montaña family traces its heritage to the origins of the modern Rioja wine industry in the late 19th century. Román Montaña consolidated the family business in 1920 as the viticultural component of one of Rioja’s grand old marques, situated in medieval cellars underneath Haro, capital of Rioja Alta. The Montaña family retains portions of these impressive cellars to this day. Román’s grandson Oscar Montaña currently directs a vineyard estate comprising over 270 acres of prime sites in the Rioja Alta and Alavesa districts. The Montaña vineyards boast a high average vine age, many vines dating to the immediate post-phylloxera period and including significant acreage of the rare Graciano.

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