Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja Blanco

Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja Blanco - 1986

Item # 38497 750mL
$699.96/ Single Bottle
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$2099.88 $1889.89/ Case of 3
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An exceptional older vintage of white Rioja from the respected Marqués de Murrieta estate. Made from old Viura vines, this is the 13th time the wine has ever been produced.

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