The Wine Company


Marques de Caceres Gran Reserva 2008

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

An ideal wine to accompany game dishes in sauce or ragout, lamb or beef with spices (roast, stewed or grilled), and mature or blue cheese. Serve between 60-65ºF.

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

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

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
(218) 722-4507

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
(218) 728-6168

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
(651) 787-9480

Sunfish Cellars
(651) 552-5955

Total Wine & More -maple Grove
Maple Grove
(763) 488-3300

Ken And Norm's Liquors
(612) 822-0030

France 44
(612) 925-3252

Haskell's - Minnetonka
(952) 544-4456

Harbor Wine & Spirits
(952) 472-0648

Andy's - Crossroads
(507) 289-0777

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

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