Beronia Tempranillo Crianza 2009

Starting at $13.99
Available in 32 U.S. Stores
Winery: Bodegas Beronia
Region: DOCa Rioja
Type of Wine: Red wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
7 months in mixed American and French oak barrels
Annual Production(in bottles): 240,000
Awards & Recognition:
90 Points from The Wine Advocate
U.S. Importer:
San Francisco Wine Exchange
brian@sfwe.com
(415) 546-0484

Tasting Note

Soft and gentle, this is more in the style of traditional Rioja than the new, ultra-ripe school. Spicy American oak notes linger but so too does the wine’s red and black cherry fruit along with some cellar smells.

Wine Description

The Beronia Crianza possesses a deep red garnet color with cherry tones. On the nose, the red fruit and licorice stand out over a base of toasted notes and tobacco, along with subtle touches of sweet spices. Altogether, it is round, pleasant and balanced on the palate with prominent mature fruit and a long aftertaste. The Crianza is perfect with meat and pasta dishes.

About the Winery

Founded in 1973 by a gastronomic society, Bodegas Beronia was conceived as a winery dedicated to quality, exclusively making Reservas and Gran Reservas in the purest, most traditional Rioja style. It is recognized as one of the top 12 bodegas from Rioja.

Visit their website: http://www.gonzalezbyass.com
Accepts Public Tours
Public Tasting Room

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Suggested Recipe Pairings

Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint and Lemon

View recipe at Epicurious.com

Leg of Lamb with Apricot-Orange Stuffing

View recipe at Epicurious.com

Roasted Lamb Loins with Mustard-Herb Crust

View recipe at Epicurious.com

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