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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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  • 2010 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (1/3/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose soapstone, white pepper and red plum. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 1998 Bodegas Riojanas Rioja Viña Albina Gran Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (2/9/2017)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard, plums and berries. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium bodied. Drink now. (91 points)

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  • 2008 Ermita de San Lorenzo Rioja Gran Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (1/7/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of cocoa powder, smoke and black berries. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (90 points)

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  • 1990 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/6/2016)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of yellow pears, yellow apples and wet stones. Flavors of yellow pears, yellow apples and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2000 R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (4/8/2015)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of petrol, anise and cranberries. Flavors of strawberries, cranberries and red berries. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 1998 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (12/15/2014)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tar, pepper, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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