Muga, Reserva
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Muga, Reserva - 2019

Item # 49524 750mL

Rich aromas and flavors of blackcurrant and cherry. A top-value reserve bottling, unfiltered and exhibiting a smoky, spicy edge.

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This deep ruby Reserva Rioja from Muga is my perfect wine for roast meats and/or hearty tapas: think "Albondigas" (meatballs to you and I). Heady aromas of sweet vanilla from American oak fill the glass, with notes of fresh strawberry, cedar, and spice. Pure fruit flavors of red currant and cranberry follow through on the palate. French oak also works its magic with notes of cedar, spice, and clove. The ripe tannins, partially owing to the 24 months in oak, are integrated beautifully and will stand up well to the robust meatiness of a Sunday roast. Red currant and vanilla linger on the gloriously long finish from this outstanding Rioja. Don't worry about the "unfiltered" on the label, just decant it for one hour before drinking and it will be wonderful. Enjoy!

- SW

About the Producer

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