Marques de Caceres Crianza 2005

Marques de Caceres, Rioja, Crianza 2005 Unfortunately the first bottle of this vintage tasted in November ’09 had a little cork taint which suppressed the nose and adding uncharacteristic astringency on the palate.

The second bottle tasted in July 2010 was a star, showcasing cherries, leather, a bit of licorice, refreshing acidity and a soft sense of tannin – very nice.

The fruit is a high proportion of Tempranillo along with Garnacha and Graciano. The wine is aged in French and US oak. 13% $10.99 at Bottle Barn Caceres

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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