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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2007
Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza 2007
(search item no. 107941)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, ruby red color. Expressive nose with notes of raspberries, bilberries and cherries, enlivened by a touch of spice and a depth of vanilla. Charming fruit in the mouth with good structure that highlights concentrated flavors and fleshy tannins. Nice complexity on tasting resulting in good length. Thanks to a rigorous selection from our best "cuvees" for 2007 Crianza, this wine retains in full the character from top quailty grapes.

A perfect accopaniment to Mediterranean cuisine, fried food, grilled vegtables, pulses, pallea and other rice dishes, pasta fish in tomato sauce, ham, chorizo, pate, beef(roast stewed or grilled) and cheese(mild or medium matured).

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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.