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La Rioja Alta Rioja Vina Alberdi Reserva 2007

La Rioja Alta Rioja Vina Alberdi Reserva 2007

750ML      
Sku: 033996

Review
ViŮa Alberdi is a great value in Rioja from an old-school producer that still ages the wine before releasing it. Itís well shaped and structured with classic Rioja flavors of spicy red fruit framed by the mellow vanilla of American oak. Iím not usually a fan of oaky wine, but in traditionally made Riojas, softened by a few years of age, the flavors just fit. Eric Asimov's Summer's Winners: 20 Wines for $20- NYTimes.com

Rating
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Dec 2013)
Letís start with the noteworthy 2007 Vina Alberdi, their youngest and fruiter wine from a cold vintage. Itís produced with Tempranillo grapes from their own vineyards in the villages of Rodezno and Labastida, fermented with their natural yeast and aged in American oak barrels produced by their own coopers, the first year in new ones and then transferred to third-use ones. It was bottled in March 2010. The wine has a translucent ruby color with an orange rind and an impressive bouquet of dried flowers, caramelized orange and cloves. The palate reveals a medium-bodied, elegant and balanced wine, keeping the power of the fruit and the subtleness of the aging, which is easy to drink and true to its origin. This wine represents a very good value for traditional Rioja. 500,000 bottles produced. Drink 2014-2018.

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Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine

Reg. $19.99

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