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2007 Guelbenzu Spanish Red "Red"

Guelbenzu 2007 Red

Winery: Guelbenzu

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 45% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 18% Tempranillo, & 7% Graciano

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Queiles

State or country: Spain

Price: $12

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Good+

Review date: August 14, 2008

Wine Review: This is the entry level red from this producer and the third wine that I am recommending from their portfolio. This bright ruby wine opens with a ripe black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is smooth, soft, nicely balanced, and very easy to drink. It has tasty light black cherry flavors with a touch of oak on the back palate. The finish is dry and lingers slightly. Finally, attention Bar Managers and Wedding Planners, this red wine is a Good Value red wine and better than most entry level glass pours. It makes for a tasty every day red and would pair nicely with burgers or barbecue chicken. Go for it - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Taking full advantage of La Lombana's complex vineyard composition. Spicy, refreshing, intense and long in finish - a seriously FUN red wine for frequent consumption, finished with a screw cap. Unique, complex blend of 60% between Graciano and Tempranillo, 40% between Syrah and Merlot.

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