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La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva Rioja

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(2006 Vintage) Medium-depth, dark-cherry red with incipient orange hues. High aromatic intensity, with notes of vanilla, caramel, toffee and cinnamon from the wood against a background of fruits in liqueur. Good structure in the mouth, with a pleasant acidity and fine tannins. A wine with an expansive aftertaste re-emphasising its seductive acidity and noble flavours derived from barrel ageing. - See more at: http://www.riojalta.com/wines/vina-arana#sthash.3OSXaKD7.dpuf

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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.

    over 5 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.

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 92 on Apr-94
  • Wine Spectator
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/95
  • Wine Advocate
    (1988 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 116 on Apr-98
  • Wine Spectator
    (1988 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/96