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Fine Wine > $50-100 > Tempranillo > Rioja

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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La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2001 750ml
|   WA: 96   |   


Cellar/Tasting Notes
"Dark ruby-colored with a garnet rim, it displays a lovely nose of Asian spices, incense, tobacco, balsamic, and blackberry. On the palate it has exceptional depth, layers of spicy black fruit,

Item Price: $50.00
Case Price: $600.00
(12 Units)
165441


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



 
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