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27 Ratings
La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva Rioja

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Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) The 2005 Vina Arana Reserva Has A fresh bouquet of orange blossom, quince, violets and dark cherries. The palate is succulent on the entry with maraschino cherry vivacious, red currant and blood orange. It displays a very fine build and a silky smooth texture did segues to a poised, mint-tinged, bright and animated finish.

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    Made from mostly Tempranillo with a splash of Mazuelo grapes added to the blend, winemaker Julio Sáenz produces a very fine Rioja reserva. Sweet strawberry notes mingle with leather and a tad of smoke on the palate, making this a delicious accompaniment to lamb dishes.

    almost 9 years
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    clear. dark ruby colour. dark fruit and vanilla nose. lightishbody. red fruits upfront. touch tannins with vanilla length. good length. not as complex as expected.

    over 8 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/23/2012