Bodegas Muga Unfiltered Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Holly Orchard Delectable Pro

Certified Sommelier, President of Savvy Cellar Wines Inc.

This is why Rioja is awesome, especially from this producer. Another great value, and always a safe bet when I see it in a wine list. Rustic, old world style with smokey roasted meat, rich earth, black pepper and anise upfront. As the wine opens, the notes of black cherry, ripe black plums and violets appear. The tannins are noticeable, but smooth, and the oak is well integrated, leaving a trace of vanilla on the finish. A really easy drinking Tempranillo , with a little garnacha, mazuelo and graciano thrown in the mix.

This is why Rioja is awesome, especially from this producer. Another great value, and always a safe bet when I see it in a wine list. Rustic, old world style with smokey roasted meat, rich earth, black pepper and anise upfront. As the wine opens, the notes of black cherry, ripe black plums and violets appear. The tannins are noticeable, but smooth, and the oak is well integrated, leaving a trace of vanilla on the finish. A really easy drinking Tempranillo , with a little garnacha, mazuelo and graciano thrown in the mix.

9.2

Mirelsa Modestti

Rioja has never been my favorite spanish region. Ribera del Duero's, and Toro's finely crafted wines have always casted a shadow on their riojan counterparts. But Rioja has payed attention, and is picking up the pace. This wine is beautiful. Rustic chic beautiful. Not Elizabeth Taylor's kind of beauty, but surely, Sophia Loren's.

Rioja has never been my favorite spanish region. Ribera del Duero's, and Toro's finely crafted wines have always casted a shadow on their riojan counterparts. But Rioja has payed attention, and is picking up the pace. This wine is beautiful. Rustic chic beautiful. Not Elizabeth Taylor's kind of beauty, but surely, Sophia Loren's.

9.1

Joe Paradise Delectable Pro

One of the big names in rioja and a well deserved reputation. Their entry level red really showcases the value/quality to be had in the region. Soft ripe cherry and red berry. Sweet oaky pipe tobacco and coconut and roasted wild herbs on the finish. Richly structured tannins med + body and a lovely lingering finish. Take it to your favorite byo

One of the big names in rioja and a well deserved reputation. Their entry level red really showcases the value/quality to be had in the region. Soft ripe cherry and red berry. Sweet oaky pipe tobacco and coconut and roasted wild herbs on the finish. Richly structured tannins med + body and a lovely lingering finish. Take it to your favorite byo

8.7

Anna Marie Dos Remedios Delectable Pro

Old luggage. But we still love it... Violets. Nice body and mouthfeel.

Old luggage. But we still love it... Violets. Nice body and mouthfeel.

8.5

Andy Demaree

This is a touch rustic and savory on the nose, followed by a mid-weight palate of dried cherries, leather, and brewed Ceylon tea. A suggestion of walnuts appears in the long, slightly drying finish. This has years of good drinking ahead.

This is a touch rustic and savory on the nose, followed by a mid-weight palate of dried cherries, leather, and brewed Ceylon tea. A suggestion of walnuts appears in the long, slightly drying finish. This has years of good drinking ahead.

8.9

Melany Gifford

#labodega #kansascity $65 More velvety than described- excellent !

#labodega #kansascity $65 More velvety than described- excellent !

9.2

Alexis

Drinking with my Mike on Palm Sunday while watching Ray Donovan on the Telly.

Drinking with my Mike on Palm Sunday while watching Ray Donovan on the Telly.

8.8

Emilie Vasu

With leftovers

With leftovers

9.5

Dave Wood

Give it plenty of air. More polished than rustic. Good but not with the earthy funk I like in a Rioja.

Give it plenty of air. More polished than rustic. Good but not with the earthy funk I like in a Rioja.

8.8

Jody Roberts

Aromas of homemade steak sauce....in a good way. Dusty earth and bramble fruit. Singing for food.

Aromas of homemade steak sauce....in a good way. Dusty earth and bramble fruit. Singing for food.

9.3

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

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