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Bodegas Ugalde Señorial Reserva

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Winery Bodegas Ugalde
Grape Tempranillo
Year 2005
Country Spain
Appellation Rioja

$15.00 per bottle

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In a great Rioja vintage like 2005, even modest reserva reds can age well for years after release, as this example demonstrates.
What You Need To Know
Rioja’s reds are based on Tempranillo, a cherry-inflected grape that, depending on how it’s treated, can yield wines that are earthy, firm and spicy, or smooth and lusciously fruity. This reserva bottling was produced by Rioja Vega, a winery that has been around (in one form or another) since 1882, and splits the difference between the styles. Its spice, leather and anise notes show the savoriness typical of old-school reservas, but there’s enough plum fruit to make it satisfyingly rich, too.
Smell It
Smell It
Earthy plum and anise scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Black cherry and licorice flavors have a smoky edge.
Serve It
Serve It
Cellar temperature— the bottle should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Earthy, spicy pork, poultry and beef dishes.