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Tempranillo is the staple grape of Rioja -- in the words of The Oxford Companion to Wine, "the Cabernet Sauvignon of Spain." To create greatness, Tempranillo is nearly always blended, usually with Garnacha (aka Grenache) and/or Carignan. Tempranillo is fast ripening, rather tannic and, unlike Cabernet Sauvignon, not that aromatic. It is rarely sold as a stand-alone varietal.


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Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild Vega Sicilia Macan Clasico Rioja 2009 750ml
|   WA: 92   |   


Cellar/Tasting Notes
"The 2009 Macan Clasico is the second wine in the Bordeaux sense, even though the name might be rather confusing and some people might think this is the superior cuvee. It's clearly a more accessible wine than its sibling, and that's intentional. Bright ruby-colored, with some red fruit and lactic..

Item Price: $54.00
Case Price: $648.00
(12 Units)
1634011


Pintia Toro 2008 750ml
|   WA: 95   |   


Cellar/Tasting Notes
"The 2008 Pintia has a fragrant bouquet with scents of dark plum, mulberry and fresh cherry, the new oak neatly folded into the fruit profile. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, silky smooth entry. The tannins here are very fine with dark cherries, a touch of sloe and spices that become..

Item Price: $74.00
Case Price: $888.00
(12 Units)
1634005


Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild Vega Sicilia Macan Rioja 2009 750ml
|   WA: 93   |   


Cellar/Tasting Notes
"The 2009 Macan has aromas of black rather than red fruit, ripe and intense blackberries with some floral notes developing with time. Dense with licorice and some prune flavors, it is spicy and balsamic as well as tighter and more backward. They told me they don't like green aromas, but they also..

Item Price: $94.00
Case Price: $1,128.00
(12 Units)
1634010


Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero 2011 750ml
|   WA: 95   |   


Cellar/Tasting Notes
"The 2011 Flor de Pingus demonstrates wonderful purity on the nose, perhaps more feminine and wily than the 2010 with luscious raspberry, blackberry and forest floor notes. The palate is full-bodied with filigree tannins and a little more volume than the 2010. It seems generous and very supple at..

Item Price: $98.00
Case Price: $1,176.00
(12 Units)
1634009



 
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