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Viña Pomal

Viña Pomal
2011 Reserva, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Rioja Reserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Viña Pomal
2011 Reserva, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Rioja Reserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5%
Opaque burnt sienna color. Aromas of baked cherry cobbler, toasted coconut - dried dill, attic wood beams, and turned earth with a full body and a medium-length finish with earthy, woody tannins. A nice red with classic old world scents.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: baked cherry cobbler, toasted coconut - dried dill, attic wood beams, and turned earth
Taste Flavor: medium-length
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice red with classic old world scents.

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Rioja Reserva

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A Rioja Riserva is a wine - white or red - from the Rioja region in northern Spain that has been aged for a longer period of time in wood and in the bottle before release.

While a Rioja known as a crianza is aged for two years, a riserva Rioja is matured for at least three years (one of which is on oak), while a Gran Riserva is aged for a minimum of two years in oak and three years in the bottle.

As a Rioja producer determines that his best wines will be given additional aging and thus be labeled as a riserva, these wines offer greater complexity as well as aging potential as compared to a crianza or non-Riserva.


Rioja Riservas can drink well for anywhere from seven to twenty years. These are rich, full-flavored wines, but offer a great deal of elegance. Pair these wines with most red meats, lighter game or aged cheeses.