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2008 Vinos de Benjamin Romeo La Vina de Andres Romeo Rioja

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(100% tempranillo):  Vivid ruby.  Highly complex, mineral-driven bouquet of raspberry, candied cherry, rose and Asian spices.  Very fresh, palate-staining red berry flavors are supported by a vibrant underpinning of tangy minerals and pick up smokiness and florality with air.  Juicy, focused and extremely pure, finishing with outstanding cut and spicy persistence.  This wine's exotic character makes it very easy to drink right now but I'd give it at least another five years of bottle age. 

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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

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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