Salvador Urbina in 1870 moved to Cuzcurrita and produced the first wine wines, with vineyards still used in Urbina wines. His sons Ciriaco and Paquita continued the profession, and then Pedro and Jesús Angel, the grandchildren of Salvador, who in 1986 began to produce in the current cellar in stainless steel tanks.
Rioja Seleccion 1999, Bodegas Urbina
Seleccion is remarkably aromatic with concentrated dark berries, damsons, and figs, while on the palate there are notes of rich dried fruit and savoury vanilla, with soft tannins and a long-lasting finish.
”No, I didn’t make a mistake with the vintage. This is indeed a Crianza from 1999, made by one of the very best traditional producers from Tempranillo with 5% Graciano and Mazuelo. It’s a silky, mature, gamey, hedonistic style with lovely balance and the acidity of a cooler area.” 93 Points, Tim Atkin, Special Rioja Report