Marques de Murrieta, Rioja Royalty | WYPR

Marques de Murrieta, Rioja Royalty

Jul 6, 2017

 

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Al and Hugh return to one of their tried and true friends--Rioja. Al recently visited Marques de Murrieta in Spain, where modern Riojas started, and he and Hugh share some suggestions for riojas you can find in stores. 

Click on the image for the wine list. 

Al and Hugh recommend

Capellania White Rioja '11 

A firm, full-flavored white, 100% viura, dry and intriguing

Quality: ★★​1/2

Price Range: $20-$40

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva '12   

The entry level Rioja!  Suave, full-flavored, great texture

Quality: ★★★​

Price Range: $20-$40

Dalmau Rioja Gran Reserva '11  

Very impressive modern Rioja style, touch of cab sauv, sleek, chic

Quality: ★★★​

Price Range: $40-$60

Castillo Ygay  Gran Reserva Especial '07   

The Ch. La Tour of Rioja, a grand wine built for very long aging

Quality: ★★★​1/2

Price Range: $40-$60

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