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90 • Dominio de Laertes 2012 Organic Crianza, Rioja $13.99. Best Buy. Organically Grown Grapes
Textbook old world Rioja, tobacco leaf notes lead and with swirling mazzard dark cherry scents come on. Earthy flavors lead, fruit flavors follow. Ample fine tannins and a bit of toasty oak compliment the fruit. (tasted on Oct-14-2013)
88 • Dominio de Laertes 2009 Crianza, Rioja $12.99. Best Buy.
Dark ruby color. Aromas of chocolate drizzled berries and delicate spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp citrus spritzed apple accented finish. a nice refreshing red. (tasted on Sep-30-2013)
86 • Sacro Santo 2011 Rioja $9.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Dense aromas of dried blueberries and cherries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, blackberry cider and spiced nut accented finish. Nice, lightly oxidized character will work well at the table. (tasted on Sep-30-2013)
86 • The Saint 2008 Reserva, Rioja DOC $11.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Deep ruby color. Aromas of cherry-orange yogurt, nuts, and earth with a supple, dryish medium body and a round, apple, starfruit, chalk, and peppery spice accented finish. (tasted on Sep-30-2013)