Bodegas Vegamar, Crianza
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Bodegas Vegamar, Crianza - 2019

Item # 39033 750mL

A red wine that's aged in barrel for nearly a year giving a clear oaky slant to the palate. This is a more modern example of Spanish winemaking with a very fruity and oaky presence.

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For a long time good Spanish wine has been synonymous with Rioja or Ribera del Duero. Though more and more regions of Spain have gradually been putting out better wines. I think it is safe to add Valencia to this list of regions. This is Tempranillo dominant blend that will bring California drinkers to the table. Rustic fruit flavors but with a new world veneer. The influence of the oak is assertive but not dominating. Giving the wine healthy vanilla character and velveteen texture. Any winemaker will tell you it is difficult to balance between the distinct styles separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Which is why this bottle will make you double take after the first sip.

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Glossary

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and has lately been grown with considerable success outside of Spain, in...

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