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2007 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2008

($13; 60% garnacha, 30% viura and 10% tempranillo) Pale pink. Impressively complex nose offers redcurrant, wild strawberry, blood orange and white flowers. Clean and sharply focused, with pure red berry flavors and a suave mineral undertone. For the money, I can't think of a more elegant and lithe pink wine on the market.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Less strawberry, more structure
07/21/2008
by Graeber11971909
This is a delicious offering from Muga, and remains an excellent value even as prices for their red Riojas soar. It has a preponderance of slightly tart raspberry and cherry flavors over a fine-boned structure, dispensing with the sweet strawberry fruit and making it a somewhat more serious, contemplative wine than most rosados I have tried. But no sourness appears as it warms slightly, and it remains pleasantly aromatic and drinkable. Great for sipping on a beach with a classic Russian novel.

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