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Boraso Berola 2008

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This producer is one of the big guns in Spain and produces lots of high quality wine at a reasonable price point.  I’m a fan of numerous bottlings, and think that the Berola is a really nice example of a big rich Granache from Spain. NOTES: This is a dark purple wine that shows an […]

Bodega Y Vinedos Ilurce “Rio Madre” Rioja 2010

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This Rioja is a rich, mineral driven and medium bodied wine.  I found the notes that the International Wine Cellar produced are great and more eloquent than mine.  Definitely decant it for a little while, it opens up with air to show its true colors. Rioja, Spain…. “(100% Graciano): Glass-staining purple. Highly aromatic bouquet offers […]

2006 Casa de la Ermita Crianza, Jumilla, Spain

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What an interesting wine!  This is a blend of (60%) 60 year old Monastrell and (40%) Petit Verdot from the southeast of Spain. There are several different classifications for wines from Spain, which we should touch on.  For wines that are aged for more than one year there are three classifications; Crianza, Reserva, and Gran […]

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