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Rio Madre 2013 Wine Review

Rio Madre 2013

Rio Madre 2013

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Rio Madre

Agent: Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A terrific, full-bodied red wine at an staggeringly great price! This is a DOCA wine and is produced by Bodegas Y Vinedos Ilurce. Loaded with black pepper, fleshy dark fruit, mouth-watering action and layers of lip-smacking flavours. This wine was matured in French oak and made from 100% Graciano, a native Spanish grape enjoying a resurgence in popularity. This is modern and complex Rioja red wine. Pair with lamb and rosemary.

Food pairings: Montreal spices, turkey with cranberry sauce.

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This Rio Madre 2013 was reviewed on January 10, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This deep brooding wine is crafted with 100% Graciano - a native Spanish black grape varietal once widely grown in the Northern Spain region of Rioja. Graciano is characterized by it's perfumed aromas which are evident in this wine. Other aroma and flavour characteristics include succulent dark fruits, plum, vanilla, toast, eucalyptus. Silky tannins and refreshing acidity. This is an action packed wine at the great price of $15. Enjoy over the next 3-5 years.
Tasted: January 2015
The Graciano grape is iconic in Rioja winemaking. It adds a floral bouquet to the wine, especially of exotic violets that meshes wonderfully well with fleshy black fruit and pepper notes. The winery's estate-owned vineyards surround the town of Alfaro. - Community Wine Reviews

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