Cerro Anon Reserva Rioja, Bodegas Olarra
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Cerro Anon Reserva Rioja, Bodegas Olarra - 2010

Item # 24542 750mL
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$21.96 $16.96 / Single Bottle
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$263.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Bodegas Olarra is located on the outskirts of Logroño, right in the heart of the DOC Rioja and within the prestigious Rioja Alta sub-district. Tempranillo dominates this complex and balanced red. With aromas of dusty dark cherry, blood orange, and cedar, it has great structure, a medium body, soft mouthfeel and a lingering, satisfying finish.


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Staff Pick Notes

Christmas on the nose, currant, cassis, almost burnt cinnamon. This wine is a six year old spice box! Rounded out with tobacco and forest floor. Don't let all that savory scare you off, red and black fruits are still standing strong. The palate brings in cranberry and raspberry with a touch of black cherry. Moderate tannin and bright acid give a great backbone and leave you yearning for another sip. I picture this alongside grilled red meat in the summer and sitting on the table at Thanksgiving dinner, I'm eyeing that turkey drumstick with a dollop of cranberry sauce! Just now venturing into robust Spanish reds? This is a great entry-level Rioja, calling out "you like Tempranillo. I promise!" This is a value price to kick off your love affair with Rioja!

- CCB

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Spain

Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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Mazuelo

In Rioja, a synonym for Carignan.

Tempranillo

A.k.a. Cencibel. Just about synonymous with Spanish wine, the red Tempranillo grape has now fully won over the hearts and minds of critics and amateur oenophiles all over the world. The best bottles are powerful and ageworthy, and are beginning to fetch prices you'd never have expected from Spanish wines just a few years ago. Tempranillo is often used in blends with Bordeaux grapes such as...

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Bodega

Warehouse or storage facility.

Rioja

The origin of Spanish winemaking, Rioja has been the benchmark for Spanish wines in the international market for over two hundred years, and remains so to this day. Tempranillo is the star of the red wines here, though its expression can vary wildly from producer to producer. Traditionally-styled Riojas tend to be subtle and soft, and often have high levels of acidity to ensure their survival...

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