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Wine

Muga Rioja Reserva- Unfiltered 2011

Tempranillo, or “little early one” because of its eager ripening, is a noble red grape of vast expression. It might be young and fresh showing the easy, primary berries and plums like those made into young Joven, or it may take on a spicier, more leathern complexity through oak aging for which it has an affinity. Spending an increasing amount of time in oak, ascending from Crianza, Riserva, to Grand Riserva, Tempranillo shows its beguiling longevity which begins in the realm of full, spicy fruits and evolves into more of the medium bodied, floral, herbal, earthen, tobacco, cedar spice and vanilla from its transcending duration in oak casks be they French or American. Followed by years under glass, a bottle of well made Rioja offers a wine enthusiast pleasures unique to this privileged terroir among the Cantabrian mountains.

Food Pairings

Very versatile. The better cuts of lamb. Most any meat braised or stewed. Game birds and poultry, especially duck.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Downtown Liquor
Alexandria
(612) 763-5404

Costco - Baxter
Baxter
(218) 855-5742

Tournament Liquor - Blaine
Blaine
(763) 786-4992

Total Wine & More - Bloom
Bloomington
(952) 835-6063

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
(952) 835-6063

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen

Haskell's - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
(952) 345-1115

Seven Sisters Spirits
Detroit Lakes
(218) 847-2337

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
(218) 728-6168

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
(952) 903-5740

Wine Republic
Excelsior
(952) 283-1058

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
(612) 377-3448

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
(612) 379-3232

France 44
Minneapolis
(612) 925-3252

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
(612) 825-4411

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
(612) 242-0073

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
(612) 313-7100

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
(952) 988-9463

Big Top - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
(952) 746-7757

99 Bottles
Moorhead
(218) 284-0099

Cub Wine & Spirits - Oakdale
Oakdale

Apollo - E Frontage Rd
Rochester
(507) 286-1300

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
(507) 289-0777

Andy's - Marketplace
Rochester
(507) 535-7500

Costco - Rochester
Rochester
(507) 288-2910

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
(301) 795-1000

Solo Vino
St Paul
(651) 602-9515

The Wine Thief
St Paul
(651) 698-9463

First Grand Liquors
St Paul
(651) 227-7039

Surdyk's Flights - Terminal 1
St Paul
(612) 727-2323

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
(651) 426-0022

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
(301) 795-1000

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