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Wine:
CASA DE ILLANA TRADICION 2007 (D.O. Ribera del Jucar)
Winery: CASA DE ILLANA
Type: Red Wine - 45% Bobal, 30% Tempranillo, 25% Syrah - 89 POINTS ROBERT PARKER VALUE WINES FROM SPAIN
Tasting Notes:
Casa de Illana Tradicion is a flavorful and traditional wine with great structure and body. It is brilliant and clean with an intense cherry-garnet coloring. In the nose it boasts ripe blackberry, cherry, violets and licorice with mineral and fine wood notes. The first impression of this wine on the palate gives creamy earthy nuances and sweet tannins from the noble oak followed by a medium to long finish. This wine would pair excellently with pork, chicken and other grilled meats. Try it with a lamb-burger or even grilled salmon, it will surprise you!
Viticulture Technics:
All varieties are harvested & fermented separately at their right moments & blended just before maturing in oak barrels.
Very old Boabl vines as well as +20 year old Tempranillo vines.
Bobal is one of the traditional varietals of this region.
Alc. 13.5% by Vol.
Press Room:
2006 - 89 POINTS ROBERT PARKER VALUE WINES FROM SPAIN

Tempranillo, syrah and an indigenous grape called bobal are the components; this offers distinctive flavors of tobacco, licorice and spice.
The Seattle Times Paul Gregutt is a Columnist and Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor.
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