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Viña Albina Reserva Rioja 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy on the nose with low notes of leafy greens and carob under tobacco, roast beef and spicy red fruit, all topped with a light vanilla top note. A touch soft in the mouth, this spreads out across the palate like cashmere. Wonderfully ripe, lush tannins are wrapped in a nice layer of sweet blackberry and strawberry fruit. The acidity makes itself known on the back end along with a little earthy detail and well-judged but obvious nutty oak. There’s a hint of herb on the back end that adds some complexity to the finish, which really shines. Lightly leathery dried cherry fruit recedes to expose grippy tannins that offer a nice, drying contrast to the sweet lushness of the palate. This offers more of a textural experience than a flavor experience and as such should prove to be wildly successful. 87pts

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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 Viña Albina Reserva Rioja

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/07/2012

Earthy on the nose with low notes of leafy greens and carob under tobacco, roast beef and spicy red fruit, all topped with a light vanilla top note. A touch soft in the mouth, this spreads out across the palate like cashmere. Wonderfully ripe, lush tannins are wrapped in a nice layer of sweet blackberry and strawberry fruit. The acidity makes itself known on the back end along with a little earthy detail and well-judged but obvious nutty oak. There’s a hint of herb on the back end that adds some complexity to the finish, which really shines. Lightly leathery dried cherry fruit recedes to expose grippy tannins that offer a nice, drying contrast to the sweet lushness of the palate. This offers more of a textural experience than a flavor experience and as such should prove to be wildly successful. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 1964 03/27/2009

Very smoky apon opening with an herbal/minty cough lozenge tone and a bit of sweet pork fat on the delicate nose, perhaps some faded dried floral tones are lurking in the background as well. In the mouth this is delicate and faded with a bit of bottle sweetness up front then a brittle mid-palate which shows some nice hot iron and raspberry tones. It's very gentle and front loaded with little follow through on the backend yet has a fresh feeling and a sneaky return of simple raspberry fruit on the feather finish. A nice little wine but one that can not stand up to a comparative tasting like this. 86pts


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Snooth User: jfraga
3691483
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/30/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: brklynchou
1552206
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 05/04/2009

I love this old fashioned style red. A little musty, soft oak, restrained but full of flavor and depth. Drink with food - especially lamb, tapas, stews and meat based comfort foods.


Snooth User: Laura
2791820
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 06/06/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Viña Albina Reserva Rioja

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Vintage: 2003 04/12/2011

Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Reserva 2003 750mlMade from 80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano grapes picked from the Cenicero and Villalba de Rioja vineyards. Aged for a minimum of 3 years in b


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Vintage: 1978 04/12/2011

Bodegas Riojanas Vina Albina Gran Reserva 1978 750mlMade from 80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano grapes. Wine selected only from the best vintages. Same excellent characteristics as Vina Albi



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