Bodegas Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva 2005

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Price: $33.99
Item No. 120363
  • ST91
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Intense cherry red color. Complex and elegant on the nose with aromas of plum and sweet spices such as cinnamon and nutmed. Slight notes fo almonds with the oak very well integrated. Good structure on the mouth with notes of mature fruit and chocolate. An alive wine with good tannic concentration. Long and persistent.

Ideal with red meats, game, and cheese.

Blend: 90% Tempranillo, 8% Mazuelo, 2% Graciano

Critical Acclaim

"Pale-rimmed ruby-red. Pungent aromas of dried cherry, spicecake and vanilla, with smoke and cigarbox overtones. Sweet, palate-coating cherry and cassis flavors are braced by gentle acidity and become spicier with air. Mocha and smoke note linger on a long, supple and gently tannic finish with very good energy."
91 Points

"Still fresh and bright, this juicy red offers cherry, berry, chocolate and licorice flavors. The tannins are light but firm, the acidity has an orange peel note, and the finish is sweet and clean."
90 Points

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JohnSullivanSF - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/21/2013)
Silky smooth with delicious cherry, vanilla, cocoa and chocolate flavors. Nice long smooth finish. Outstanding.
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JC River - San Diego, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/11/2013)
Rioja is my favorite region when it comes to wines and this one in specific is my all-time favorite. It starts with a strong takeover that blends into a soft positive flavor which makes my palette enjoy each sip.
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walktard - Tahoe City, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/2/2013)
4.5 stars. Not quite enough for a perfect score, but delicious all the same.
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Learn About Bodegas Beronia Map ItMap It

Bodegas Beronia is found in the Rioja Alta area of the region which is situated to the west. In this area the soil is mainly calcareous clay soil and the vineyards are on average at an altitude of 600 metres. This area"s climatic infl uences are from the Atlantic however due to the Cantabria and Demanda mountain ranges it is sheltered from the worst Atlantic infl uences. It also...

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Learn About Rioja

(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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