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Beronia Rioja Reserva 2015
Vintages Essentials 50203

The Draw:
You want that wine that drinks like $100 but only sets you back a fraction of that price, right? There is so much going on here: an intense bouquet of cherries, cassis, roasted coffee and vanilla. The warmth of the 2015 growing season was kind, demonstrating appreciable weight and structure. More plum, herbal tones, olive, cola and an exotic orange zest tone pack the palate. And not that scores are everything, but they don’t hurt… this bottle received 94 points in the Toronto Star, and 93 points in Wine Spectator.

The Winery:
Bodegas Beronia has a long history in Rioja, the name coming from the ‘Berones’, a Celtic tribe who inhabited the area in the 3rd Century BC. Gonzalez Byass has recently completed work on an amazing new bodega that was the first in Europe to achieve LEED pre-certification (Leader in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Design). Take a glimpse for yourself of this beautiful, avant-garde design that employs both gravity flow and geo-thermal cooling to improve energy efficiency and maximizing quality. It blends into the natural landscape, emphasizing the commitment to the environment and sustainable production. Matias Calleja, Technical Director of the winery, has perfected his craft and makes stunning wines.


Pairings and Tips:
Let’s fire up that grill one more time before the Winter sets in! A divine pairing with NY striploin, roast lamb, game or poultry. Try to cook with mushrooms or add some truffle oil to your mashed potatoes.  Serve at cellar temperature and use Bordeaux-style stemware. Decant and drink now, or hold up to a decade.


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