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2001 Senorio del Aguila Gran Reserva 

Carinena, Spain

$10 Retail

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This Spanish red blend offers an affordable opportunity to taste a Gran Reserva that spent 24 months in 70 percent French and 30 percent American oak barrels followed by 36 months of bottle aging prior to release. The Carinena Denominacion de Origen, situated in northeastern Spain, is one of Europe's oldest growing regions. The vineyard's rocky soils are nearly 2,500 feet above sea level, and the area experiences wide temperature swings. A combination of 60 percent tempranillo and 20 percent each garnacha and cabernet sauvignon was subjected to a 15-day maceration period in stainless steel tanks before undergoing malolactic fermentation. The wine offers aromas of red and dark fruit, cedar, spices and a hint of tobacco. On the palate, taste ripe plum, black cherry, an earthy quality, some brambly flavors, decent acidity and firm tannins. Decant an hour before serving for best flavor. Drink it with grilled or roasted meats, fowl and game, aged cheeses and stewed root vegetables. Buy it at: Dorignac's.


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