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Polished a few of these last weekend out of my friend’s cellar, I thought they were ok. Just- ok. Dark red with a somewhat muted nose of red fruits that gave way to more red fruit on the palate. I did not not detect any oak, nor any flavors reminiscent of Rioja. I’m not sure if this wine is in a dumb stage, but I doubt it. The tannic structure did not reflect a huge cellaring potential, and the finish was of decent taste but not long enough. Balanced with decent acidity, I honestly could not tell you what varietal this wine was. I ended up finding it for sale online and was mortified at the price- hence the 2 stars it gets from me. I would imagine if would rate between 86-88 points. A major pass for the cash.

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