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    Vina Eguia Crianza 2008
    Tempranillo - Rioja, Spain

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    • RP91
    Price: $15.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Rioja, Spain

    Varietal: Tempranillo

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 121797

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Selected grapes from Rioja Alavesa vineyards. Soils are a mixture of chalk, sand and clay. The vines have a medium age of 20 to 25 years and are grown using the traditional "gobelet" system. Fifteen days of fermentation and the maceration process is done in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with daily pumpovers to achieve the optimum color and tannin extraction. Malolactic fermentation is conducted in stainless steel tanks and then racked twice before going into oak barrels. The wine is aged in American oak for 12 months, with one racking.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Vina Eguia Crianza is aged in American oak for 12 months. The nose demands coaxing from the glass, but it eventually offers a crisp, natural bouquet of dark berries, burnt toast and singed leather. The palate is very well-balanced, with lithe tannins that caress the mouth. The oak is seamlessly integrated towards the lingering, supple finish. This is a very well-crafted, natural Rioja. Drink now-2018.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    KellyR (3/7/2013)
    We wish we had bought more of this wine. Excellent, not a heavy or bold wine but full soft flavors and easy to drink. A different red wine than the US wines. Will be looking for more of this one.
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    tiafay (2/9/2014)
    The label describes this wine as "honest," and I couldn't think of a better adjective. Everything to love about tempranillos shines in this wine, and the "lagrimitas" it produces in the glass are beautiful as well.
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    Bradley Pine (3/8/2014)
    This has been our go-to wine for the last month or two. Very smooth but with full body. Great with salmon and holds up to spicy sauces. Or just to drink alone. Great price too.
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    Bob Carbonaro (9/16/2013)
    Not as 'heavy' as I though it would be. Nice flavor.
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    George M (9/15/2013)
    Very nice Cab. Original nose nice, but does not last in the glass. Tannins mild, just about right for drinking. Well balanced wine, soft to the mouth. Only criticism is that it is not complex-but if it were, it would be rated 96. Enjoy.
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    Margaux1983 (1/18/2013)
    Clear red color with good amount of viscosity in the glass. The nose is clean with a hint of raisins and oak. On the palate, medium to full body with predominate black peppers and spicy finish. Definitely needs food. Very good wine.
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    anthony montemuro (4/27/2014)
    Very well made with nice flavors of cherries and vanilla. Just not my style. A little to soft, seemed to lack energy.I am sure some people would really love this wine.Very easy to drink.
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    blckmmb (9/15/2014)
    Can not go wrong with this wine. Outstanding value. It is supple and well balanced, but lightly bodied.
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    Love that wine (4/1/2014)
    Bought the 2007 because rated above 90 by RP. Opened a bottle in October when it arrived - virtually undrinkable. Let the rest rest in my wine cellar for 6 months and still barely palatable. Not worth the money, I would not reorder. I have ordered several Spanish wines based on RP's recommendation. I won't do it again.
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    WinesRus2 (2/8/2014)
    Not tasted. Only one star because the entire order was frozen during delivery pushing the corks out for several bottles. The order was returned and the replacement shipment is scheduled for March (warmer weather).

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