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  • 2014 Dominio Pingus Ribera del Duero Flor de Pingus – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (7/31/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, licorice and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air to help it open a bit before serving. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Artadi Rioja Valdegines – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alavesa, Rioja (7/31/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted noni blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, smoke, leather, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium time frame with some air to help open. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Artadi Rioja Valdegines – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alavesa, Rioja (7/16/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black pepper, tobacco, currants and plums. Flavors of black berries, cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

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  • 2010 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Cune Gran Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (6/28/2021)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, leather, Kirsch and pepper. Flavors of black berries, raspberries and boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short to perhaps medium term. (91 points)

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  • 2007 Artadi Rioja Pagos Viejos – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alavesa, Rioja (3/30/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of camphor, black pepper and black cherries. Flavors of black cherries, black currants and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Torres Cabernet Sauvignon (Black Label) Mas La Plana – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (3/15/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, potpourri, anise, leather and plum. Flavors of tart boysenberries, raspberries and cherries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (92 points)

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  • 2018 Bodegas Morca Campo de Borja Flor de Goda – Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja (1/25/2021)
    WIML89

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

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black berries, cherries, raspberries, plums and pepper. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 1990 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Reserva Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (6/3/2020)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of camphor, matchstick and yellow pear. Flavors of tangy cherries, tangerine and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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  • 2017 Bodegas Atalaya Alaya Tierra – Spain, Castilla-La Mancha, Almansa (5/14/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, plums and boysenberries. Rich almost jammy flavors of raspberries, boysenberries and plums. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or over the short to medium term perhaps. (92 points)

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  • 2014 Cellers Can Blau Montsant Mas de Can Blau – Spain, Catalunya, Tarragona, Montsant (5/14/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Earth, camphor, berries and cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (91 points)

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