2008 La Rioja Alta Rioja Vina Arana Reserva 375 ml

Year: 2008
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 88
Vinous Media: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$12.95

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"Tobacco, forest floor and tea notes frame a core of dried cherry, licorice and vanilla in this supple red. Light tannins and orange peel acidity keep this focused. Graceful, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2018. 12,500 cases made.–TM " (WS)

"Vivid ruby. Vibrant red fruit and floral aromas are complemented by smoky minerals, vanilla and underbrush. Sweet and lithe on the palate, offering fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that flesh out and deepen with air. In a lively, graceful style, this Rioja finishes with very good clarity, silky tannins and an echo of candied rose."(VM)