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Familia Díaz Bayo

Díaz Bayo Crianza 2015

Price: $21.00 (average US retail)
Size: 750ml
Winery: Familia Díaz Bayo
Vintage Year: 2015
Highest Rating: 91pts ( Ken's Wine Guide)
Country: Spain
Region: Castilla y León
Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero


100 percent Tempranillo from La Viñota, a 60-year-old clay parcel at 950 meters elevation and El Rubial, a 40-year-old clay and limestone parcel at 920 meters. Viticulture is sustainable and all vineyards are dry-farmed. Aged 12 months in French oak and 12 months in bottle, balsamic and mineral/spice notes accent fresh and focused fruit concentration.

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Díaz Bayo Crianza (2017) - "Silver Medal"

93 Points
Decanter Worldwide Wine Awards (DWWA) 2020, Sep 22, 2020

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Díaz Bayo Crianza (2016) - "This inky purple colored Tempranillo from Diaz Bayo opens with a musty oak and root beer bouquet with hints of cherry and violet. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, very smooth and nicely balanced. The flavor profile is a tasty mild root beer and gentle oak blend with notes of black cherry. I also detected hints of black licorice, dried fig and fine grained minerality. The finish is rather dry and its dusty tannins are sticky and linger and last for a very long time. This Tempranillo is built for meat. I would pair it with grilled skirt steak. Enjoy."

90 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Jun 11, 2020

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Díaz Bayo Crianza (2016) - "Rich and juicy, this red delivers ripe plum and currant flavors backed by licorice, espresso and leafy notes. Bright citrusy acidity balances the firm tannins. Drink now through 2030. 1200 cases imported."

90 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator Online, May 31, 2020

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Díaz Bayo Crianza (2015) - "This pitch black colored Tempranillo from Diaz Bayo is a very good value. It opens with a faint black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and pleasantly round in the mouth. The flavor profile is a rich black currant, black tea and oak blend. I also detected hints of minerality, black plum, black olive and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. This Tempranillo is food friendly and would pair well with a pot roast. Enjoy."

91 Points
Ken Hoggins, Ken's Wine Guide, Sep 5, 2018

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Díaz Bayo Crianza (2015) - "Rich and lively. A thick texture carries ripe flavors of currant and blackberry, backed by licorice and vanilla notes. Firm tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced. Generous and exuberant. Drink now through 2025."

90 Points
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, Feb 28, 2019

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Díaz Bayo Crianza (2015) - "Attractive aromas of plums and black cherries with discreet oak. Medium to full body, generous, soft tannins and a harmonious but simple finish."

90 Points
James Suckling,, Aug 2, 2018

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Overview: The modern bodega includes conical oak, cement and steel tanks for fermentation of the distinct parcels and according to the type of wine being produced. Barriques are of primarily French oak, from various producers. Extreme altitude and soil types combine with sensitive winemaking to express the deep minerality of the region, highlighted by freshness and balance.

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History: The Díaz Bayo family are perennial growers in the village of Fuentelcésped, where viticulture dates to the 1100s and Reconquest of the Duero Valley. Ideal conditions for vines were found along the Arroyo de la Nava, a high valley just ten miles to the southeast of modern-day Aranda de Duero.

The estate comprises nearly 100 acres in multiple parcels between 2800 and 3200 feet in elevation, soil types encompassing limestone, marl and clay. Varied exposures further contribute to fruit diversity and extended harvest.The age of the vines, the great majority old-clone Tinta del País, ranges from 12 to 100 years, the average being well over 50 years. Viticulture is organic.

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