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Rioja

Spain, Tempranillo, Rose, Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España, CVNE, Rosato, Rioja, 2015

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N/ Her nose leads with crushed rocks, then ample red berries and ripe red apples with skins. T/ Light to medium mouth feel. Very nice acid popping flavors of ripe red apples and raspberries. Interestingly, some savory and wild herb flavors as well, which I was not expecting. Note: I would pair this wine with […]

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Spain, Viura, Monopole, Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana, CVNE, Rioja, 2015

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N/ Fresh rain, spring water, white flowers, citrus, sea spray, and wild grasses. T/ Light mouthfeel. Elevated acidity with great mineral notes leads to subtle flavors of citrus, green apple, and chamomile. http://www.cvne.com/en/ct-vino/monopole/ Price = $13 N = A- T = B I = B Overall = B This wine was a media sample kindly […]

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Spain, Rose, Rosada, Vina Real, Cune, Rioja Alta, Rioja, 2014

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100% tempranillo N/ Bright and clean with lovely fresh rain aromas, citrus zest, wet rocks, granite, and dry hay. T/ Light mouthfeel. Nice, dancing acids over a rich minerality with light flavors of red berries, honeysuckle, and pink grapefruit. She has an extended, mineral rich finish with nice mouthwatering action. For me, a true delight. […]

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Spain, Garnacha, Campo Viejo, Rioja, Fuenmayor, 2012

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This is Campo Viejo’s first-ever 100% garnacha. N/ Deep cherry, caramel, and spice notes are the first things to present. Nutmeg and sweet woody aromas follow.  Violets, lavender, and white flowers. Soft flint notes. Hints of mesquite wood smoke. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Wonderful acid popping cherries and black cherries. Raspberries and boysenberries add to the fruit […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Rioja, Montecillo, Crianza, 2007

N/ Raw, clean meat. Strong, but lovely rosemary. Light game. Spice. Sage. Fresh leather. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Clean, but with a slight chalk finish. Light, soft, plums dusted with dry earth and a pinch of white pepper. Red berries. This wine is quite elegant with a rich, velvety, some might say “pricey” mouthfeel.  […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Rioja, Montecillo, Reserva, 2003

Note: Potent barnyard aromas performed full frontal assault upon opening of this bottle.  They needed at least an hour to burn down to a pleasant level. N/ Absolutely massive barnyard which subsided over time to reveal fig jam, raw game, blood, black earth, and mushrooms. Incredibly dynamic with varied swirling and time in the glass.  […]

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