Steve Tanzer 90 points - The 2010 Montebuena Cuvee KPF is a blend made for the US importer, Kysela Pere et Fils. It has a perfumed wild strawberry and raspberry scented nose that shows fine definition and purity. The palate is well-balanced with supple strawberry fruit laced with cocoa and leather, leading to a finely tuned, silky finish with just the right amount of dryness to urge another sip. Drink now-2016.
(100% tempranillo, raised entirely in American oak): Vivid ruby. Ripe cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and in the mouth. Pliant and seamless in texture, with good heft and back-end energy. Finishes smooth and sweet, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and grip. Still on the young side but this wine drinks very well with an hour or so of decanting; it’s an excellent value for Rioja. -- Josh Raynolds