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BODEGAS DE LA MARQUESA “Valserrano” Reserva 2015

(Rioja, Spain) $22

No wine tastes more “Old World” than tempranillo from Rioja, especially the reservas and gran reservas (aged three years and five years respectively). There’s a svelteness and suppleness to these wines as the Valserrano demonstrates. But what I love most of all is the Valserrano’s mellowness. It isn’t loud, isn’t bold, isn’t powerful. Instead, it’s earthy and sublime in the way that old Burgundy can be. Happily, this costs a lot less than old Burgundy. 14.5% abv

91 points KM

Available at West Side Wines & Spirits

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