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Bodegas Valdemar Rioja Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva 2012

$36

This medium- to full-bodied red has a bright juiciness, buoying the dark, smoky range of baked black currant, forest floor, Asian five-spice and olive tapenade flavors. Savory and sweet, with fine tannins defining the spiced finish. Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano and Garnacha. Drink now through 2025. 7,000 cases made, 1,400 cases imported.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jul 31, 2022

Summary

Primary Grape

Tempranillo

Tempranillo traces its origins to the Iberian Peninsula. It's still most associated with Spain, notably the Rioja and Ribera del Duero regions. It is also widely grown in Portugal, where it's known as Tinta Roriz. There are some notable plantings in Argentina, too.

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Other Grapes

Mazuelo, Graciano, Garnacha

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$36

Bodegas Valdemar Rioja Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva 2012

This medium- to full-bodied red has a bright juiciness, buoying the dark, smoky range of baked black currant, forest floor, Asian five-spice and olive tapenade flavors. Savory and sweet, with fine tannins defining the spiced finish. Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano and Garnacha. Drink now through 2025. 7,000 cases made, 1,400 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jul 31, 2022