2010 Bodegas Magana Baron de Magana
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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In Stock: 24+ btls
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2014
Even better than the Dignus is the 2010 Baron de Magaña, a blend of 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo and 10% Syrah from a vineyard planted in 1970 and aged 14 months in 70% new and 30% old French oak. A... Even better than the Dignus is the 2010 Baron de Magaña, a blend of 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Tempranillo and 10% Syrah from a vineyard planted in 1970 and aged 14 months in 70% new and 30% old French oak. A sensational effort, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as abundant notes of blackberries, crème de cassis, camphor and flowers, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, tremendous lushness and purity, and a beautifully textured, round, generous finish. This sexy, supple wine should drink well for 3-5+ years. - Robert Parker
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, February 2017
Crimson red. The 2010 Baron de Magana from Bodegas Magana is a playful blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and syrah. Rich aromas of blackberries, black pepper, jasmine and freshly tilled earth emerge with... Crimson red. The 2010 Baron de Magana from Bodegas Magana is a playful blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and syrah. Rich aromas of blackberries, black pepper, jasmine and freshly tilled earth emerge with a hint of cocoa and spice following. The palate is medium bodied and has good sound length with beautifully integrated tannins. Drink now and over the next few years.

Wine

Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Navarra
Vintage 2010

The region of Navarra, just northeast of Rioja, represents the forefront of contemporary winemaking in Spain. Winemakers here are free to explore new varietals and styles unbeholden to the traditions that hold sway in many other areas.

That can be seen in this wine's unique blend of 35% merlot, 35% cabernet, 20% tempranillo with syrah making up the remainder of the wine. Made in a contemporary style, this wine was aged in 70% new oak for a period of 14 months and offers up ripe and generous flavors on the palate, perfect for drinking now and over the next five years.

Label

Baron de Magana is an estate-bottled wine made by Bodegas Vina Magana in the Navarra DO. It has been prepared with a selection of fruits from the oldest plots of the estate’s vineyards and aged with long barreling. With a focus on the Merlot grape, Baron is the most serious of the winery's lower-end bottlings. Baron shows power and bright flavors with no green characters and a structure that is integrated and harmonious.

Winery

Bodegas Magana

Bodegas Vina Magana is a 247-acre estate in the Navarra DO, just northeast of Rioja. It was founded in 1970 by Juan Magana, whose dream and vision of creating a new, different and surprising wine using Bordeaux varietals was not permitted by the Spanish government. He found a nursery that sold vines to famous chateaus in St. Emilion and Pomerol, most notably to Chateau Petrus. He bought Merlot cuttings and smuggled them over the Pyrenees Mountains. The first vineyard of Merlot thus planted,, his first vintage was made seven years later in 1976.

The Magana family owns 250 acres of vineyard land on the limestone plateau located in the town of Barillas. Over the years, Juan’s bodega has become a reference point for quality in the region and, over 35 years, has established itself as an institution in Navarra. Today, Juan shares winemaking responsibilities with his son Diego.