Marqués de Cáceres Reserva 2010 Rioja, $16.99-$19.99, 91 points, poured core black grading purple/red toward the moderately broad transparent wine ring and sticky glass draping.
Aromas of black cherry, coffee, tobacco, and a whisper of cedar were strong and pleasant.
The 2010 was more full-bodied than I remembered the 2008 vintage of this wine, still wooly tannic, but the acidity was good.
Flavors were earthy and rich, followed the aromas well, but were more clearly delineated in the long finish of mocha and mint with warm spices, plum, and a more robust 14% alcohol than the 2008.
Paired well with our loaded pizza.
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