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2009 Montebuena Rioja

The 2009 Montebuena is 100% Tempranillo. Dark ruby-colored, it offers an appealing perfume of spice box, leather, tobacco, and blackberry. On the palate it is packed with ripe fruit, has outstanding concentration, and impeccable balance.

From the winemaker – “Brilliant deep ruby-red color, fruity aromas. Montebuena Red has a spicy vanilla bouquet and is smooth and fruity in the mouth with some well-integrated secondary nuances, full-flavored and a persistent pleasant finish.”

Amazing with a full range of fish, Calamari in tomato sauce, crab cakes, grilled fish like Halibut, Monkfish, Mahi mahi, Red Snapper, Salmon, Shark, Swordfish or Tilapia.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Advocate.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, $64.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $115.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#24101

2006 Bodegas Lan Rioja Crianza

100% Tempranillo Brilliant red cherry with violet hues. Elegant ageing aromas with fruity notes. It shows good balance on the palate coming from the sweet and elegant tannins.

From the Wine Maker – “Fresh and balanced, this red brims with cherry, spice and licorice, with light, firm tannins and vibrant acidity. The texture is generous yet delicate. Not heavy, but vivacious.”

The wine is delicious paired with cold starters, pasta, cheeses. Also perfect as a wine by the glass.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2006 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, $64.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $115.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#20337

2009 Rioja Vega

Established in 1882, Rioja Vega is one of the oldest wineries in the Rioja region and one of only four ‘grandfathered-in’ before Spanish law prohibited the use of Rioja in brand names and on wine labels. Located in the Rioja Alta sub-region, the wine is predominantly Tempranillo (90 percent) blended with 10 percent Garnacha grapes to add color and palate weight. Minimal aging in French and American oak maintains a youthful wine while imparting structure and texture. The 2009 Rioja VegaTempranillo isrich with a palate of ripe yet refined red fruit flavors and pairs perfectly with many cuisines, particularly tapas.

From the Wine Maker – “A complex wine, rich in aromas and flavours. Clean, bright ruby red with aromas of vanilla, toast and spices. Well-structured, meaty and balanced in the mouth.”

Perfect with a full range of fish, Calamari in tomato sauce, crab cakes, grilled fish like Halibut, Monkfish, Mahi mahi, Red Snapper, Salmon, Shark, Swordfish or Tilapia.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $12.99 a bottle, $70.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $124.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#26284


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