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Solar de Samaniego Crianza

  Grape Variety: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano Tasting Notes: Clean and brilliant colour with blue and red tones. Very intense and perfumed with aromas of mature fruits and spice. Strong entrance, with fruity and toasted flavours. Structured and warm, it is persistent in the mouth.                                Vineyard: Graciano variety from Ribaltayo and Escobosa estates, and Tempranillo variety from various estates – Rioja, Spain Age of the Vineyard: 20 years old Time of Harvest: 29th September 2006 Altitude: 610 and 450 metres above sea level Harvest Method: Mechanical and manual harvest. Winemaking: Fermentation takes places in 33,600 litre concrete tanks with controlled temperatures. To improve the polyphenolic extraction they make a delestage in the middle of the fermentation. At the end, they do a post-fermentation maceration. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in American oak barrels for 12 months. Winemakers: Developed by chief winemaker Alberto Serrano.
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Marques de Aldeanueva Crianza

Varietals: Tempranillo 70%, Garnacha 20% and Mazuelo 10%. Oak Aging: 12 months in French and American oak Bottle Aging: 6 months Color: dark red with ruby glints along the rim Aroma: soft aromas of red and black ripe fruits(strawberry, raspberry),  well blended with toasted flavors and vanilla Palate: well-bodied with structure and elegant tannins in good balance Finish: tasting, lasting and balanced with good harmony between fruit and wood Pairing suggestions: red meats, fowl, cured cheeses Storage temperature: 13ºC Service temperature: 16-18ºC Alcohol: 14% ABV.
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Perfume de Sonsierra 2010 – 92 Points

“This red shows a fine balance between generosity and grip, with a plush texture supported by firm tannins. Plum and blackberry flavors are ripe and juicy, mingling with iron, tar and smoke notes that give way to a floral, vanilla-accented finish. In the modern style. Drink now through 2024. 1,000 cases made.” ~T.M., Wine Spectator, April 2016.
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Marques de Aldeanueva Joven

DO Rioja (100% Tempranillo) 750 mL COLOR Deep ruby red color with glints of plum violet along the rim. AROMA The wine has a rich aroma with notes of bright red fruits and berries. TASTE On the palate it is fruit-forward yet dry, with well-balanced structure, expressive tannins and a harmonious finish. GASTRONOMY Pairs wonderfully with cheese, charcuterie, red sauces and meat dishes..
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Martinez Lacuesta Campeador 2010 – 90 Points

90 Points Polished and focused, this red offers savory notes of licorice, smoke and mineral that frame a core of black cherry and leafy flavors. Firm tannins and fresh acidity support the smooth texture.   ~Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, December 2015 Download Shelf Talker: Campeador Shelf Talker Small 4 x 3.
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