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Spanish Red January 11, 2002

Selected by Dr. Okuyama

Glass No. Wine   Yen Shop ranked
A Blecua, 1997, Somontano, Spain   4,980 Yamaya, Akasaka 1
B Compania Vinicola del Nore de Spana, S.A,
Imperial Gran Reserva, 1988, Rioja, Spain
  4,980 Yamaya, Akasaka 6
C Contino, Reserva 1982, Rioja, Spain   7,980 Yamaya, Akasaka 5
D Borsao, Crianza, 1998, Campo de Boria, Spain   980 Yamaya, Akasaka 8
E El Champarral de Vega Sindoa, 1999, Navarra, Spain Grenache 1,680 Yamaya, Akasaka 7
F L'Arc, 1998, Priorato, Spain   2,480 Cave de Relax 3
G Joao Portugal Ramos, 1999, Aragones, Reserva 1999,
Vinho, Portugal
  2,680 Cave de Relax 2
H Au Bon Clima, Santa Maria Valley, La Bauge Au-dessus,
1999 California
Pinot Noir 4,980 Cave de Relax 4
I Sogrape, Reserva 1996, Douro, Spain   1,680 Cave de Relax 9


People liked Blecua (A) and Ramos (Portugal) best. F (L'Arc) was split by 3 firsts, 4 seconds and 4 lasts. It was surprisingly difficult to tell Au Bon Clima (Pinot) from the rest. Also, Piedemonte Merlot 99 you contributed was smooth and probably got a good ranking if it was included in the tasting wines.

Optional Extra Wines
Bodegas Vizcarra Ramos, Crianza 1996, Ribera del Duero, Spain Yen1,890 (Cave de Relax)
Lindemanns, St. George Vineyard, 1997, Coonawarra, Australia Yen2,980 Cabernet Sauvignon (Cave de Relax)
Don Simon, Red Wine, J. Garcia Carrion, Spain 1500ml (no vintage) Yen 500 (Yamaya, Akasaka)

Kevin's contributions:
Piedemonte Merlot 1999 / Navarra
Valtravieso - Crianza '98 /Ribera del Duero
Condesa Eylo from Rueda

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