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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Marques de Caceres Rioja Blanco 2005
Marques de Caceres Rioja Blanco 2005
(search item no. 86385)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Nearly clear in color, this light Rioja has clean, refreshing flavors of white fruit and spice. A touch creamy..."
-Wines & Spirits
 
Very clear and bright straw colour. Aromas of pears, white flowers and mineral notes come through on the nose. Very pleasant in the mouth where delicious flavours of pears and apples blend with finesse with this wine's fresh racy character. Very good length.
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About Marques de Caceres:

Founded in 1970, with its first release in 1975, Marqués de Cáceres the Rioja bodega was established by Henri Forner, whose family has been active in the wine business for generations. The winery is named for a Spanish peer who was also an investor in the winery and a friend of Henri Forner.

The Forner family fled Spain during the Spanish Civil War and settled in France. In the early 1960s, Henri Forner and his brother Elysée bought and restored two abandoned châteaux, Château Camensac and Château Larose-Trintaudon. These châteaux are now recognized as two of the finest properties in Bordeaux. When Henri decided to establish a bodega in his homeland, he selected what he considered the finest viticultural area in Spain: Cenicero in Rioja Alta.

Emile Peynaud, former professor and chief wine researcher at the University of Bordeaux, was initial consultant to the winery. Today, Michel Rolland is wine consultant at Marqués de Cáceres and Henri and his daughter, Christine, are at the helm. The vinification methods at Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres are similar to those used in Bordeaux. Thus, French winemaking techniques and expertise have been applied to native Spanish grapes to produce one of the finest modern Riojas.