Marques de Murrieta 2013 Rioja Reserva | 92 POINTS

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The 2013 Marques de Murrieta Reserva boasts aromas of ripe, red fruit accompanied by a subtle and creamy oak and lots of spices. On the palate, it shows very well balance acidity and round tannins.

Varietal Composition: 83 Tempranillo, 9 Garnacha, 5 Mazuelo, 3 Garciano
Appellation: Rioja DOC
Aging: 16 months in American oak barrels, then 12 months in bottle before release

92 Points - Wine Advocate
"The red blend 2013 Rioja Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with 9% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo and 3% Garnacha, a proportion that is very similar from year to year as they want this blend to show the typicity of the Ygay estate. They blend grapes from different vineyards, soils, expositions and altitudes in search of a traditional, fine and elegant red aged in American oak barrels with more modern characteristics like fruit, mid-palate and integration of the oak. The destemmed and lightly crushed grapes fermented separately in stainless steel vats and the wine matured in barrel for 18 months. This is a somehow unusual vintage of Murrieta Reserva from a challenging vintage, with aromas of beef blood, sweet spices and red cherries. The palate is vibrant with citrus acidity, flavors of acid berries and an elegant, long finish. Unusual, but I like it. 900,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in seven lots between July and September 2016." -LG, 2/28/18

91 Points - Wine Spectator
"A sleek texture delivers bright cherry and red plum flavors, with leafy, licorice and vanilla notes. Firm tannins and racy acidity give this focus. A fresh and energetic red. Drink now through 2025. 10,000 cases imported." -TM, 12/31/17


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