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Lvz Millar Ribera del Duero Crianza

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Lvz Millar Ribera del Duero Crianza FOOD & WINE Wine Club Lvz Millar Ribera del Duero Crianza
Winery Lleiroso
Grape Tempranillo
Year 2006
Country Spain
Appellation Castile-Leon

$30.00 $25.50 per bottle

Member Price: $22.95

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Like all crianza wines from Spain’s Ribera del Duero region, this juicy red is made from the Tempranillo grape.
What You Need To Know
Tempranillo may not be as familiar to Americans as Cabernet or Merlot, but it should be. Best known as the dominant grape of Spain’s two premier red wine regions, Rioja and Ribera del Duero, it makes delicious, medium- to full- bodied reds. The wines can range from earthy, old-school bottlings to flashy, powerful wines brimming with black-fruit flavors. This example from Ribera comes from Bodegas Lleiroso, a fairly new winery (founded 2005) from two winemakers, Pascual Herrera and Alberto Cobo. It tacks a midcourse between modern and traditional styles, with ripe fruit and well-balanced oak.
Smell It
Smell It
Spicy plum and vanilla scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Firm, ripe tannins bolster juicy red currant and cinnamon flavors.
Serve It
Serve It
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Red meats, pork, sausages; rich, earthy vegetable and poultry dishes.