Posts tagged "Marqués de Murrieta"
Top 10 Wines of 2012

Top 10 Wines of 2012

As I reflect back on 2012 I can honestly say that it was my luckiest year yet when it comes to wine.  I was fortunate enough to have drunk more great wine more often with more great people than any other year.  This is a blessing.  And in some ways a curse.  Whatever, I have...
Aged Traditional Rioja:  A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Aged Traditional Rioja: A Journey Into the Past & the Rioja Traditional/Modern Divide

Traditional Rioja is one of the greatest categories of wine in the world.  But most people don’t know that.  And it’s fine with me.  It has kept prices reasonable in the face of areas like Bordeaux and Burgundy which are very expensive across the board for most top end, and even middle of the road,...
La Tabla Riojana @ Union Square Wines.

La Tabla Riojana @ Union Square Wines.

My wine buddy Aaron and I had been off the wine trail lately.  Sometimes that is just the way it goes.  Out of the blue, something sprang up that was a bit unexpected:  a wine tasting event where one could be well fed, compare wines from one of the greatest wine regions in the world,...
2001 Rioja Especiales!  La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 Rioja Especiales! La Rioja Alta & Marqués de Murrieta

2001 was a great year in Rioja.  At least two notable Bodegas, La Rioja Alta and Maqués de Murrieta, decided to release Reserva and Gran Reserva Especial bottlings.  In this particular case I am not sure whether the difference between Reserva and Gran Reserva is even worth noting, as the Marqués de Murrieta 2001 Gran...