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Ramirez de la Piscina Crianza 2012, Spain

Rating
91.00
Year
2012
Region
Rioja
Varietal
Tempranillo
Food Pairing
Roast lamb, grilled sausages, roast ham
Price
$15.95

An honest red Rioja with a few years of maturity under its belt, yet with lively vigour as well. Aged in a combination of French and American oak for 15 months, this is medium-full-bodied, with essences of dried cherry, vanilla, smoke and cola along with a salty tang for backbone. Drink it now with roast lamb, grilled sausages or roast ham or cellar it for up to five more years. Available in Ontario.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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