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Have you experienced (Jimi Hendrix lyrics) a Wow wine? I’m talking about that first sip of wine when you least expect it and suddenly it’s WOW! It’s unfortunate that this experience doesn’t happen often but did you ever think about what makes a bottle of wine special.

Is it the place, the people, the moment – or is the wine really that good?!?

It was an uneventful Wednesday dinner al fresco with my family. I grabbed this Spanish Rioja from my cellar excited that I had found a killer pairing with BBQ ribs. In my haste I neglected to check the bottle price (not my every day price) and my Wow experience began…

I’m interested to hear about your Wow experiences?

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MUGA Prado Enea 2009 | $60 |
Rioja, Spain |
80% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, Manuela, Graziano |
Aged 16 months in large French oak vats, 36 months in French oak barrels, 36 months in bottles.

Vinous Media  95 rating “Brilliant ruby-red. Heady aromas of smoke-accented red berries, potpourri, incense and vanilla show superb clarity and pick up cedar and pipe tobacco nuances in the glass. Sweet, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering concentrated yet vibrant red currant, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors that fan out steadily on the back half. ”

Cheers, Bob the WineGuy
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