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  • 2005 Artadi Viñas de Gain – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alavesa, Rioja (9/15/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of dill, earth and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of red berries and a little bit of strawberries framed over a mineral streak underneath. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium body. Drink now. (89 points)

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  • 2016 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (7/11/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of strawberries and a little bit of bubble gum. Flavors of Bing cherries up front following by strawberries. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now. (90 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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  • 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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