Check out our adventure from the Wine Road where we visit one of our all time favorite Rioja producers, Muga. Discover what makes these traditional wines so special and why the Muga brothers are having fun keeping Rioja's heritage alive.
"The 2011 Fuerza is mainly Monastrell with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented traditionally and aged 12 months in barriques. The nose shows a mixture of esparto grass, Mediterranean herbs, paprika and tree bark over the core of black cherries. The palate is quite savory, with fine, although abundant tannins that would do better with some powerful meat dishes." WA 90 pts
The "Caroline" comes from 40 year old vines and is a floral, peppery, dark expression of Syrah. If you like that smoky, spicy Northern Rhone thing, then this wine has your number.