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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2006
Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2006
(search item no. 115449)
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Decanter rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cherry-red color with good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. On the palate it is full and tasty, with good structure and rounded, elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight reminder of the fine oak.

This wine goes well with ham, mild cheeses, casseroles which are not highly spiced, bean and pulse dishes, poultry, red meat, grills and roasts.

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About Marques de Riscal:

Wines of the Herederos de Marqués de Riscal has always been a leading and pioneering company in the wine producing sector. In 1858, it became the first winery in the Rioja to produce wines following the Bordeaux method and in 1972, it was the first winery to promote the Rueda Designation of Origin, where it produced its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines.

Marqués de Riscal sells its products in over 70 countries and its wines have enjoyed the highest international distinctions as well as numerous awards and mentions in the media.