Marqués de Arviza, "Selección Especial" Rioja

Marqués de Arviza, "Selección Especial" Rioja - 2016

Item # 42005 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A powerful Rioja with dark fruit and structured tannins. A solid match for braised short ribs and carnitas. Oak barrel aging for 14 months and 6 months in concrete. The estate has 45 hectares of vineyards planted to clay soil and is run by Antonio Ruiz Clavijo and his son Mario Ruiz Clavijo (5th generation).


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