Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2016 - Station Plaza Wine
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Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2016
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Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2016

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750ml
$33.99
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$22.88

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Category Red Wine
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Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Marques de Murrieta
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Made from Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano, this wine embodies ripe fruit qualities with a perfect balance of acidity, supple roundness on the palate and a hint of new oak. Pairs beautifully with baked red snapper and grilled vegetables, white wine, apple, lime and rosemary; Cameros truffle with mushrooms, and cabbage with extra-virgin olive oil; Milk-fed lamb chops with buttermilk, asparagus and red wine; Suckling pig confit with its crunchy skin and caramelized apple. Decanting the wine for 20 minutes is recommended. Best enjoyed between 59o- 61oF.
Station Plaza Wine
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Deep purple inviting hints of rose pedals and slight cinnamon. Nice dry mouthfeel makes you think your drinking a $50-$70 Rioja. Solid 96 - KK

Kevin Kingston
Wine Advocate
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I also tasted an unbottled sample of the 2016 Rioja Reserva, which should be bottled in a couple of months, before the summer. What I tasted was the final blend, and it represents the year-2016 was a cooler year, and the wine also goes in that direction. 2016 saw a large crop, and the grapes for this cuvée were harvested at the end of September, going toward more finesse and subtleness, combined with the natural power. There was a change in the winery in 2016 that was finalized in 2018 with the new winery. The wine is textured and fine, and it's more elegant than the 2015 I tasted next to it. The detail and texture on the palate is different, and the quality of the tannins is completely different. This should be released in early 2020. There will be almost 1.1 million bottles of this, which is remarkable, as they have managed to increase quality and quantity.

Luis Gutierrez, June 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Black olive and forest floor notes frame tangy black cherry and currant flavors in this polished red. Well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity support the supple texture. Balanced, in a savory style. Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha. Drink now through 2026.

Thomas Matthews, October 15, 2020