Muga Rioja Reserva 2010 Tempranillo, $20.99-$22.99, 91 points, poured core-black trending a deep purple/red with flashes of maroon toward the leggy glass wall and clear wine ring.
Redolent aromas of red and black cherry, earth, and subtle sea breezes were very good.
Medium-plus bodied with a near perfect balance of acidity with tannin, robust flavors of black tea, cherry and savory notes, a hint of oak and cardamom.
Finished long with a still slightly drying tannin, the trailing palate, and a well integrated, but warm 14% alcohol.
If you like a good Chianti, you just might want to try this one.
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