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2011 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2013

(all tempranillo; aged in stainless steel for six months followed by another six months in small, used French and American oak casks):  Bright violet color.  Smoky cherry, blackberry and pipe tobacco on the perfumed nose.  Sweet, fresh and velvety, offering creamy cherry and dark berry flavors and a hint of cracked pepper.  Finishes smooth, ripe and long, with lingering spiciness and a kick of smoky minerals.  This is delicious right now.

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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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