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|Wines from CALIFORNIA
|Bodegas Beronia Crianza
Varietal Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano
Spain : Rioja
With Rioja Alta grapes, from the calcareous clay soils, we produce fine wines with floral
sensations, reminding one of fresh flashy berries, smooth in the mouth and agreeable as it
passes through. Color: ruby red with bluish tones. Clean and brilliant. Medium-to-high
intensity. Bouquet: a vanilla aroma over wild fruits, raspberry, blackberry and a touch of
cherry, with hints of toasted bread and green spices. Taste: the entry is fruity and
transmits just the correct balance of wood. Well structured, with high-roast, spice and
liquorice flavours remaining. It is an ideal companion to pasta, pulse and meat dishes.
A little richer and slightly more oaked than Beronia's basic '06 Rioja, this crianza has a
nice red-fruit character, body weight and plump, friendly flavors of raspberry and red
plum. With smooth tannins and vanilla on the finish, it comes across as a classic-style
everyday Rioja. Drink now through 2010.
Score: 87. —Michael Schachner, November 01, 2009.
Tobacco and vanilla notes frame a core of cherry fruit in this tender, juicy red, which has
a silky texture, with just enough tannins for grip. Drink now through 2011. 320,000 cases
Score: 87. —Thomas Matthews, April 30, 2010.