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Izadi Crianza 2020

Izadi Crianza

A wonderful contemporary red Rioja

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/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

Izadi Crianza is a harmonious wine providing a perfect example of the splendid Rioja crianza wines as well as offering us the elegant character of wines from this region. A red wine blending effortlessly the juiciness of ripe fruit with the spiced and toasted notes of cedar and smoke thanks to its time spent ageing in American oak. Undoubtedly, a wonderful example of concentration, balance and personality in a well-defined style. If you are looking to try the new Rioja, wines which look to the future with ambition while remembering their traditions, it is hard to find a better example than the Izadi Crianza.

What does this wine taste like?

This is a wine with a delightful medium-intensity ruby-red colour and unctuous legs in the glass. Intense aromas combine red fruit and liquorice with wooden notes from its ageing process. Harmonious and balanced in the mouth, a perfectly-integrated creaminess from the oak allows us to feel the fine grains of tannins on the tongue. A little darker than many traditional crianza wines, it finds a balance where ripe fruit is enjoyed but not to excess while a more modern sensation thrills the palate with delicate spicy and herbal, smoky and lactic hints elegantly accompanying a measured juicy texture. A long and lingering after-taste of fruity and floral flavours transports us to the vineyards where the whole process of creating this wonderful and contemporary red Rioja began.

Ruby red
Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Spicy notes / Liquorice / Cedar wood / Smoky notes
Elegant / Balanced / Floral notes / Fruit notes / Long

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Sausages and ham
Stews and casseroles
Poultry and white meats
Red meat

Mushroom pasta / Roasted poultry / Roasted pork

Ratings and awards

201991 PK
201890 PK93 PN
201792 PN
201693 PN
201590 PK
200890 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The balsamic and modern 2018 Crianza still has plenty of tannins and oak-related flavors, ripe and showy, very much in the house style, even within their more "classical" lines. It contains small percentages of Garnacha and Graciano and fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 50/50 French and American barrels for one year. It needs food. They produced 750,000 bottles of this, the largest production in the portfolio by far.

— Luis Guitiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 90 PARKER

Customer reviews

90 reviews


The flagship of the winery, the Izadi Crianza is made with Tempranillo grapes from vineyards around 45 years old located in the triangular area between Villabuena, Samaniego and Ábalos.

ClimateAtlantic with continental influence

The winery

Bodegas Izadi

Bodegas Izadi

In 1987, Gonzalo Antón, in conjunction with a group of friends and business associates from Vitoria, decided to set up an innovative project in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. Thus Bodegas Izadi came into being, situated in the triangle formed by the towns of Villabuena, Samaniego and Ábalos, the triangular motif on its labels, and with the clear objective of giving maximum expression to the fruit of that particular location, that natural environment so well-loved (Izadi means...