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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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  • 2004 Bodegas Alejandro Fernández Ribera del Duero Tinto Pesquera – Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (1/2/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, black berries and smoke. Flavors of black berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2001 Bodegas Muga Rioja Torre Muga – Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja (12/24/2018)
    WiML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, plum,black berries and dish water. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink now. (93 points)

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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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  • 2012 Saxum Paderewski Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (9/1/2018)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, butterscotch and mixed dark fruits. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (93 points)

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