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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Marques de Arienzo Crianza 1994
Marques de Arienzo Crianza 1994
(search item no. 28213)

PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes are 100% from estate vineyards. Aged 18 months in 60-gallon American oak followed by 18 months in bottle. The legal minimum is one year in barrel and one year in bottle. Best with white and red meats or grilled fish. Varietal Content: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and Graciano.
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About Marques de Arienzo:

Marques de Arienzo was founded in 1972 by The House of Domecq, one of the oldest and highest quality winemakers in Spain. Domecq has been producing wine in Spain since 1730.

Originally, the family produced ultra-premium sherries that provided both the Spanish and English Royal Families their private stock. King Fernando VII conceded Domecq the Royal Warrant in the 19th Century, and today the same bodegas supply King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain. Domecq's other celebrated customers have included William Pitt, Admiral Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and, more recently, Henry Ford 2nd, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Queen Elizabeth, whose favorite Sherry is La Ina.

Today, Domecq produces sherries, brandies, sparkling wines and Marques de Arienzo Rioja wines, which are exported to more than 102 countries.