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RESERVA RIOJA 2016 DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ONDARRE
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. This youthful, well-priced Rioja spent 16 months (according to the winery) in NEW barrels. Extremely deep purple colour, the nose is loaded with cedar and intense, juicy, ripe, plum-cherry purée fruit along with some hints of smoke. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, fairly spicy, intense, slightly baked, ripe plum flavours with a lingering, bright, high acid, cedary finish. This well structured, organic blend usually consists of of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo and has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L-1018 on the back label. CSPC 723452
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Win
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating **+(89.5 points)
Bright, Dense, Youthful, Cedary
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A field blend of roughly 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo, this wine was fermented in concrete and aged in oak barrels (three-quarters American, one-quarter French) for 20 months. Expect a core of red fruit with smoky, spicy shading, and drink through 2030. Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 29, 2021
Cases bought 650 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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