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Wine

Rio Madre Rioja Rose 2015

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

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
(218) 728-6168

Firehouse Liquor
Dundas
(507) 645-5717

Grand Marais Municipal
Grand Marais
(218) 387-1630

Lincoln Square Liquor Barrel
Mahtomedi
(651) 770-0692

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
(612) 338-5393

Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
(612) 384-2980

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
(612) 781-3484

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
(952) 544-4456

Sid's Discount Liq - Plymouth
Plymouth
(763) 545-0099

Team Liquor W&s - Shorewood
Shorewood
(612) 325-0328

Liquor Boy
St Louis Park
(952) 512-2200

Solo Vino
St Paul
(651) 602-9515

Rite Liquor Store
St Paul
(651) 414-0346

Mgm - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
(651) 653-3456

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