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Bodegas Riojanas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Puerta Vieja Crianza 2008

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80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano from Cenicero and Sonsierra. Intense, dark-cherry red; bright. Very pronounced aromas; fruity, with outstanding notes of spices and new wood. Robust in the mouth, with a vinous personality. Pleasantly tannic, with a harmonious and very persistent finish.

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Bodegas Riojanas:
Bodegas Riojanas, S.A. was founded in 1890 by several of Cenicero’s old familias who possessed a long-standing wine-making tradition and a large number of vineyards in the township. The propietors have been winegrowers, producers and exporters from the beginning, own the best vineyards in the region.

Editorial Reviews for Bodegas Riojanas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Puerta Vieja Crianza

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,190
2.50 5
11/09/2011

Rather refined oak notes on the nose with hints of blond tobacco, cedar and vanilla cutting through some red berry fruit with a touch of a white pepper top note. This is a touch soft on entry, rich but neither broad nor tall in the mouth. The fruit is a bit dark for Rioja Crianza, almost plummy with an inky blue fruit character and full load of spicy wood tannins on the back end. The finishes is rather dense and powerful with licorice and toast notes, even a little coconut lingering on the palate. The tannins are minor but drying and the acid sticks out on the bitter finale. 84pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,190
3.50 5
11/09/2011

Toasty and warm on the nose with spice, vanilla, milk chocolate and sandalwood tones on the nose over a bed of slightly musky red currant fruit. This is smooth on entry but with nice supporting acidity. The tannins are soft and fuzzy adding volume in the mouth while softening the clarity of the fruit a bit. The mid-palate shows plenty of red currant fruit, a touch of red apple skins, and some spicy pomegranate seed notes all laid over a bed of slightly creamy mink chocolate and toasty oak. The finish shows the structure again, revealing some uncovered acid and tannins yet the fruit does hand=g on for a reasonable length of time reemerging on the finale with nice clarity. This is just what I would expect from a good Crianza. 87pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
3.50 5
11/03/2011

Smooth, a little spicy. Very oaky.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
11/02/2011

A nose full of bramble and blueberries makes this enticing to the palette. A hint of oak with some jamminess make for a pleasing entry. Ripe raspberry fills the mouth with a touch of medicinal taste.


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.50 5
11/02/2011

A bit of medicinal cherry and wood on the nose and a bit musty. A full-flavored wine that's a bit bitter, would be nice with some salty meat, like prosciutto.


Snooth User: heathbodell
461225682
3.00 5
11/02/2011

Cherries and oak on the nose. I was expecting more fruit on the tongue, but turns out it had a heavier oaky and medicinal palate with a bit of tart on the finish.


External Reviews for Bodegas Riojanas Tempranillo Blend Rioja Puerta Vieja Crianza

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Semidulce Blanco 2008 750mlMade from 90% Viura, 10% Malvasia grapes. A perfect balance between its natural sugar content and acidity, resulting in a sweetness with an un



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80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano from Cenicero and Sonsierra. Intense, dark-cherry red; bright. Very pronounced aromas; fruity, with outstanding notes of spices and new wood. Robust in the mouth, with a vinous personality. Pleasantly tannic, with a harmonious and very persistent finish.

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