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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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  • 2007 Bodegas Vega-Sicilia Ribera del Duero Único – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (8/27/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of roasted meat, rose petals and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and dark red berries. Medium to bright acidity, slightly firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. (94 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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  • 2001 R. López de Heredia Rioja Viña Tondonia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Tasted from magnum.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, black berries and black pepper. Flavors of black raspberries and black berries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 1995 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Bosconia – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (5/25/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of barnyard and mixed berries. Flavors of red berries and raspberries. Medium acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Can be held if preferred. (91 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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