Wine of the Week: 2005 Marques de Murrieta Rioja ‘Reserva’
It’s nice when you can drink a Rioja with a little age on it. I just tried the 2005 Reserve from Marques de Murrieta. That extra bit of time in the bottle makes for such delicious drinking. A blend of 84 percent Tempranillo with 13 percent Garnacha and 3 percent Mazuelo, the wine tastes of earth and red plums, with tannins and acidity in perfect balance. And $25 or less for an 8-year-old wine is a wonderful buy, especially for one that is so food-friendly.
Break out some jamon or salumi as part of a cured meats spread. Serve it with paella or an earthy dish of beans braised with lamb shanks or sausages.
Region: Rioja, Spain
Price: About $24
Style: Rich and earthy
What it goes with: Ham and other cured meats, roasts, braised beans with sausages
— By McClatchy-Tribune
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