Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2014 Rioja Reserva DOCa

Bodegas Hermanos Pecina 2014 Rioja Reserva DOCa

Item Number: 16643

UPC: 0-182515000628

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Appellation/AVA: Rioja DOCa
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 95% Tempranillo / 3% Graciano / 2% Garnacha
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous clay

Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are all estate owned and located in the San Vicente zone of Rioja Alta. Depending on the vintage, the grapes come from a combination of 3 vineyards: El Codo with vines on average 30 years, El Llano with vines on average 35 years, and Iscorta with vines on average of 60 years. El Codo is a very steep vineyard beginning at 475 meters and rising quickly to 525 meters with orientation to the north. El Llano is at 500 meters with orientation north/northwest. Iscorta is also at 500 meters with an orientation to the north. All pruning and harvest is done by hand. El Codo and El Llano are cordon trellised. Iscorta is bush trained.

Winemaking Notes: The grapes are destemmed, crushed, and fermented naturally with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages in used American oak for 3 years with 6 manual rackings (every 6 months). The wine further ages for a minimum of 3 years in bottle before being released to the market. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. The Rioja Reserva is not made every vintage.

Racking Notes: Pedro’s wines age with incredible grace, in part due to meticulous twice-a-year rackings—moving the wine from one barrel to another to let the wine breathe. Most large bodegas rack by pumping the wine from barrel into big stainless steel tanks and then back into barrel, limiting the wine’s development. Pedro racks as earlier generations in Rioja did. Each barrel is gently drained by hand into a clean barrel beneath it. This vestige of the past is made possible not only by Pedro’s proud traditionalism, but also by his artisanal scale of production. This practice, combined with avoidance of new wood, results in Rioja of breathtaking silkiness and irresistible richness.

Tasting Notes: The Hermanos Pecina Rioja Reserva shows much of the complexity and elegance of a great aged classic Rioja with some of the freshness and power of the great vineyards Hermanos Peciña owns.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (10/30/2020)

    The creamy 2014 Señorío de P. Peciña Reserva has abundant balsamic notes, hints of incense and cigar ash and plenty of spices and a smoky touch combined with candied fruit and a sharp mouthfeel, like the élevage of three years in used American oak barrels was a bit rough with the more delicate fruit from 2014.
  • Decanter
    Rating: 94 (4/15/2023)

    Expressive red fruit and mature oak aromas. The palate is laced with supple fruit and racy acidity. A subtle wine, with a lingering, elegant finish. Drink 2023-2044