Navarro Lopez Tempranillo Gran Reserva Old Vines 2004 750ml
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Navarro Lopez Tempranillo Gran Reserva Old Vines 2004

Navarro Lopez - La Mancha - Spain - Valdepenas

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Rated 88 by Robert Parker
The 2004 Old Vines Gran Reserva is 100% Tempranillo aged for 24 months in barrel. Deep crimson-colored, it gives up an aromatic array of cedar, earth notes, mineral, black cherry, and blackberry. Forward, succulent, and lengthy, it has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now. All of these are good to very good values.

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Winery: Navarro Lopez

Varietal: Tempranillo

There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.

Country: Spain

For over two thousand years, Spain has been responsible for much of Europe's wine production, making the very best of native grape varietals, and more recently experimenting with and perfecting wines made from imported grapes. Of course, the region of La Rioja is renowned world-wide for the quality and characteristics of its wines, which benefit greatly from the warm, dry continental climate of the area, and the fertile soils of the Ebro river basin. However, there is far more to Spanish produce than the complex, aromatic and earthy red wine of this region, as a result of the vast range of wine making traditions and practices, and terrains and climatic conditions found across the country. The region Castilla y Leon produces some of Europe's finest white wines, and the sparkling wines of Cava and the sherries of Jerez are firm favorites for wine lovers around the world.