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Urbina Vinos Reserva Especial 2005

Region: Spain,  Rioja

Varieties:  Tempranillo with Mazuelo and Graciano

"Urbina are a fascinating mix of Rioja via location and terroir specifics and Rioja via winemaking (the Reserva etcetera fetish for wood and racking).


Urbina wines have an incredibly distinct style: They are gamey, elegant, spare, red berry wines of great longevity. All are free-flowing and delicate, with fine, uncluttered lines. The fruit is in a juniper and red current spectrum laced with red thyme and a trace of sweet spice. 


Urbina’s trademark dry undergrowth here takes on the faded smell of a woodpile, mulberries in air, gentle balsam and a whisper of earthy spice on the nose. The palate is lovely: deep and soft, animated, layered, cedary and spiced, with tannins redolent of sweet grape seeds and the dry springy floor of a birch forest."


 

Urbina

 

Country:
Spain
Region:
Spain- Rioja
Type:
Wine Red
Variety:
Wine Red - Tempranillo
Vintage:
2005
Size:
750mL

Price Category:
$ 50-100

Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

$70.00