Lorinon Reserva 2009

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

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Item No. 128794
  • red wine
  • W&S91
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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: 13.0%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Mature low-yielding estate vineyards yield a concentrated wine, aged 18 months in American oak. Bouquet of ripe red fruit is well integrated with toasty/balsamic notes, rich texture from a great vintage offering plenty of stuffing for the cellar, while elegant Rioja acidity keeps it fresh.

Blend: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano

Critical Acclaim

"Long on red fruit, this wine's texture has some tannic grit that makes the fruit feel firm and complex. The tannins are gentle carrying some funky earthiness, somewhere between black tea and chocolate, but the wine is neither thick nor sweet. It's a mellow, fruit-driven Rioja to serve with any roast meats."
91 Points

"Deep ruby. Smoky aromas of cherry compote, cassis and spicy oak. Plush and pliant, offering sweet dark fruit flavors complicated by mocha and vanilla. Shows a subtle spicy nuance on the persistent finish, which features soft tannins and a hint of black tea."
90 Points

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Learn About Lorinon

In 2013 Bodegas Breton and the Lorinon brand were acquired by the Montaña family and its winemaking entity, Union de Viticultores Riojanos. UVR comprises over 350 hectares of mature to ancient vines that are either owned or under continuous contract throughout the Rioja Alta and Alavesa regions. Lorinon Crianza is almost entirely composed of old-vine Tempranillo, aged 14 months in a mixture of used American and French oak. The Reserva includes a higher percentage of the rare Graciano and utilizes a higher percentage of French oak, and is aged an additional year in bottle before release.

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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