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2017 Reserva, Tempranillo, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rioja Reserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.98
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2017 Reserva, Tempranillo, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rioja Reserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1%
Garnet color. Aromas of black plum fruit leather, black pepper sauce, blackberry and coconut, and cocoa dusted espresso beans with a full body and a long blackberry and cherry, tobacco and sage, peppered crispy pork skin, and leather and cocoa finish. Ready for pairing with asador meats, a full bodied modern styled Tempranillo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: black plum fruit leather, black pepper sauce, blackberry and coconut, and cocoa dusted espresso beans
Taste Flavor: blackberry and cherry, tobacco and sage, peppered crispy pork skin, and leather and cocoa
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Ready for pairing with asador meats, a full bodied modern styled Tempranillo.

The Producer or Importer

Mack & Schuhle Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
1221 Brickell Ave
Suite 770
Miami, FL 33181
USA
1 786-388-0660

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.