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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 1992
Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 1992
(search item no. 6016)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1995 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Marques de Caceras Reserva Red is produced from grapes that are specially selected in certain years for their outstanding quality. It spends just over two years in oak and at least three in the bottle. Deep ruby in color, it is full and intense with a complex bouquet and a depth of ripe fruit which later matches its elegance, richness and full flavor.
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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.