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2004 Finca Allende Rioja
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2006

($27) Ruby-red. Intense cherry, red berries and spices on the nose, with a strong mineral accent. Fresh and lively in the mouth, with exuberant raspberry and strawberry flavors tinged by a floral nuance. Finishes with bright, nervy red fruit tones and very good length.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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it was obvious the second I opened the bottle...
by lev96
...that this was a winner. it went well with the whole plate, which had a mess of grilled chicken, sausage and NY strip steak. Very nice on the nose, great balance. Plum and vanilla and a bit of oak. This is really drinking well right now.
Great with a Pork Roast
by abacus
Can not argue with the expert description, but my input follows: Deep ruby-red color. Medium to full body. Fully ready now! But, could improve slightly, should then hold for a couple years. Nice round mouthful. Fresh excellent cherry notes with raspberry. Light mineral accent, not flinty. I didn't catch the floral nuance, maybe because it was served with an excellent and fragrant Cuban menu. Good finish, but not very long. That's a positive with food.


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Spain has more acres under vine than any other country and ranks third in production behind Italy and France. Much of this output continues to be hot-country jug wine made to satisfy the everyday thirsts of the domestic and greater European markets
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Tempranillo, arguably the most famous of Spain's native grapes, is a vibrant, aromatic varietal that offers spicy, red fruit aromas and flavors. The grape's name translates to "little early one," a moniker that references fruit's early ripening tendency-- Tempranillo thrives even with a short growing season. The varietal is at its best in...
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