External Reviews for Marqués de Vargas Rioja Reserva
Intense ripe cherry color. Complex aromas, an elegant bouquet and warm flavor, with a perfect mingling of acidity and the noble tannins which its aging in oak provides.
This 60-hectare bodega has been in the hands of the Vargas family for 4 generations and produces benchmark Riojas. Recently a new state of the art winery has been installed and Bordeaux-based Michel Rolland has been retained as a consultant. The grapes are fermented and then pressed in new oak barrels for 15 months. They are then kept in bottle a further 2 years prior to release. Only red Reservas are produced, and the wines are well-structured, fruit-driven and stylish.
Alluring. This brooding red shows dark flavors of brandied plums, dark chocolate and licorice; firm and balanced on the palate, with a long finish of spice and smoke. It has character and depth. Drink now through 2008.
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