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Bodegas Riojanas is a more than century old, family-owned winery and one of the early pioneers of modern winemaking in Rioja. Today, you could say that Riojanas is one of the more traditionally oriented wineries in the region. Stylistically, Monte Real is the bolder, riper sibling of Viña Albina, produced from 100% Tempranillo in their hometown of Cenicero. In 2007, Monte Real shows lots of meaty, savory dark cherry aromas, leading to more of the same on the palate. A bit more earthy and farm-y than usual in this slightly cooler vintage, but still recognizably Riojanas and quite tasty.