• Valdemar Inspiracion Seleccion Rioja 2010 91

    Valdemar Inspiracion Seleccion Rioja 2010

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    Top 100, 91pts and Smart Buy - Wine Spectator

    Just about any meat you're contemplating putting on your grill will embrace this Bodegas Valdemar Inspiracion Seleccion Rioja happily. It's got a wonderful array of flavors which make it extremely food-friendly. The lovely tannins just cry out for grilled meats, while the mineral, dark fruit and toast notes allow to be creative with your cooking. Fill your glasses and offer a couple of tasty tapas platters. We think Marcona almonds, Manchego bites, and chunks of grilled Chorizo ought to get the party off and running. A delicious nod to the fruit in this Spanish red would be roasted venison with prunes. Sunday evening comfort food could be a beef or lamb shepherd's pie, or pasta bolognaise. And if you're grilling, we say make it rib-eyes with charred shallots and mushrooms. This ravishing Rioja will only make the food better. Open another bottle or two and bring out a room temperature Stilton cheese. The bright acidity of this Valdemar is the perfect foil for its sweet creaminess... ¡Salud winelovers!

    Wine Spectator: Rated Top 100 Wine of 2013, #34, 91 points and Smart Buy. "Fresh and focused, this sleek, lively red shows black cherry, wild berry, licorice, mineral and toasty flavors that glide over the palate, supported by well-integrated tannins and bright acidity. A graceful, modern style. Drink now through 2018. 5,000 cases made." Dec 2013

    Winery: "COLOR: A striking, deep, black-cherry color. AROMA: Aromas of wild berries with hints of milkiness and very well integrated balsamic nuances. TASTE: Very expressive as it passes through the mouth. With very pleasant slightly acid notes which ensure good further evolution in the bottle."

    Bottle: 750ml, cork
    Varietal: 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 10% Trousseau
    Alcohol: 14.0% 
    Acidity:  5.80g/L 
    Aging: 10 months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels.
    Region: Rioja, Spain
    Production:  Limited at 5,000 dozen