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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 1996
Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 1996
(search item no. 31168)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright cherry red in color, with an open nose of ripe fruit and a hint of oak and spice. The palate is warm and rounded, with a long complex finish. Recommended for all red meats and cured ham, as well as grilled fish and dishes with rich sauces. Will continue to improve in bottle for the next 5 - 10 years.
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About Marques de Murrieta:

Marques de Murrieta is named after Luciano de Murrieta, one of the founding fathers of modern Rioja winemaking, who established the estate in 1852 in the world-renowned Rioja region of Spain. Today V. Dalmau Cebrian-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell, leads the family-owned company. With a vision of innovation and respect for tradition, Marques de Murrieta is rooted in strong, historical fundamentals that shape the vision and philosophy of this iconic Spanish brand. The winery is near the southern tip of the Rioja Alta in the middle of the beautiful Ygay Estate, a unique 300-hectare vineyard that guarantees complete control over the grape source and is the key to the quality and style of Marques de Murrieta wines.