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Rio Madre Graciano 2016 Wine Review

Rio Madre Graciano 2016

Rio Madre Graciano 2016

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2018-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Rio Madre

Agent: Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A juicy, full-bodied Spanish red wine with aromas of fleshy ripe purple and black plums and toasty oak. Made from the Graciano grape. Pair with rack of lamb.

Graciano food pairings: smoked meat, turkey, veal breast stuffed with wild mushrooms, wild mushroom quiche.

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This Rio Madre Graciano 2016 was reviewed on July 21, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Wineboy rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Graciano is not usually the dominant grape in the Spanish reds we see at the LCBO. Neither is this wine typical compared to most LCBO offerings. Blackberries and earth on the nose and palate, different yes, but the big difference is the dryness. Fully dry with a seam of acids. Think tomato based dishes.
Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

An affordable every day wine from Rioja, Spain, the Rio Madre 2016 is made from 100% Graciano, not as well known as its big brother Tempranillo. This 2016 vintage delivers a rich bouquet of black plum, blackberry, tobacco leaf, cola and cedar, that just begs for you to take a sip. Full bodied with a lovely medium finish, the palate reveals red plum, bay leaf, cocoa and sandalwood. Enjoy.
Produced by Bodegas y Vinedos Ilurce, Rio Madre (2016) is a full-bodied 100% Graciano red from the Rioja wine region. So much dark fruit, textured on the palate, finishing with cracked black pepper and with a mouth-watering acidity. Fantastic value! Definitely pair it with roast lamb, garlic and rosemary to tame the beast. Drink now and for five years. - Community Wine Reviews

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