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Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay 2008

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva Finca Ygay 2008

Sku: 050435

Made from Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, this wine embodies ripe fruit qualities with a perfect balance of acidity, supple roundness on the palate and a hint of new oak. The Marques de Murrieta vineyards on the 741-acre (300-hectare) Ygay Estate are located in Rioja Alta between 420 meters to 500 meters above sea level. The Cebrian-Sagarriga family, who in 1983 acquired the winery, established in 1852, has a distinct winemaking philosophy that is founded in the pursuit of quality and excellence through tradition and innovation.

2005: 91 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "($26; 84% tempranillo, 13% garnacha and 3% mazuelo) Bright red. Fresh red berry and spice aromas suggest a higher percentage of garnacha. Suave, energetic red berry flavors stain the palate, nicely braced by tangy mineral and spice qualities. The finish repeats the red fruit note and hangs on tenaciously."

2005: 90 Points - Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast: "At first it seems closed and drawn, but with time this serious Rioja unveils toasty raspberry and mineral-tinged cola and plum aromas and flavors. There’s natural snap to the wine courtesy of bright natural acidity, but also some beef and body that manifests itself in a controlled creaminess that houses herbal, chocolaty finishing notes. "

2005: 87 Points - Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator: "This plush, fruity red offers lively cherry, spice and vanilla flavors, with modest tannins and lively acidity. It's clean, juicy and focused. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazeulo. "

Food pairing
The Marques de Murrieta Red Reserva pairs well with red meats and cured ham as well as grilled fish and dishes with rich sauces. We recommend you decant the wine 20 minutes before serving it at 16º to 18ºC.

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