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  • NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial 1981, 1990 (1998 Release) – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (10/19/2019)
    Man, hope I got the right wine. There are four versions of this wine in CellarTracker all with just one data point just slightly different from the rest.

    WIML92

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of fresh cut flowers, tobacco, saddle leather and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and cassis. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • NV Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único Reserva Especial 1970, 1972 (1992 Release) – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (10/19/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of rose petals, leather and black berries. Flavors of black berries, boysenberries and raspberries. Bright to tangy acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. Seems like there is some upside potential here with a little more bottle age. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Bodegas Salentein Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (1/11/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberry, plum, blueberry, Graham crackers. Has that mega purple smell to me. Flavors of boysenberries, cherries and lingonberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. I’d lean towards short term myself. (90 points)

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  • 2014 Bodegas Roda Rioja Roda Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (8/13/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, leather, a little roasted meat, a little black pepper and some berries. Flavors of black berries, a little blueberries and a little black raspberries. Medium acidity, drying tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term.

    My guess was a Spanish Tempranillo from the 2011 vintage. Ranked 3 out of 4 in this flight. (91 points)

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  • 1990 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow to gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ginger, apricot and wet stones. Flavors of lemon, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 2013 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Cune Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (2/4/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, plums and red berries. Flavors of red berries, raspberries and a hint of cherries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2008 Fernando Remírez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alavesa, Rioja (5/2/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened 24 hours earlier (aka leftovers).

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, talc, black raspberries and a little white pepper. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or can be held. (93 points)

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