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Muga 2009 Unfiltered

Muga 2009 Reserva Unfiltered

Since the XVII century, the Muga family has been linked to the wine world and to the area of Rioja.  Fast forward to 1932 when Bodega Muga Winery was founded and today the winery operates with the same principals it did almost 100 years ago.  Muga also has its own cooperage and is able to control the right touch of oak desired in its offerings.

Opening a bottle, which I let sit for about an hour, the color was a glistening deep ruby.  The nose was clean with plenty of ripe red and black fruit with a touch of spice.  The wine is made from 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano.  The palate was generous with red berries and dried fruits with well integrated oak and acidity with nuances of toast, leather and cedar.  The finish was smooth and about medium in length.  Great offering for the price.  Don’t miss this one.