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VCU and 2005 Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero

VCU breakdown - By all accounts, VCU's opening game of the Tournament against UCLA will be a battle of the guards between the Ram's quick cutting, quick shooting Eric Maynor, and the Bruins hot handed Darren Collison. VCU has been playing smothering defense of late, and as a senior, Maynor really has emerged as a key player both throughout the game and at crunch time (see his game winning shot against Duke in the 2007 tournament opener). We think VCU is a real threat, but UCLA has underperformed during the season and is likely out to prove they've still got the stuff this March.

2005 Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero - This is a wine that is built to impress. Dark fruit, baking spices and smoke with incredible balance to the bold, ripe tannins. The Rams are looking to use their experience to bang out of the gate impressively and keep the momentum going. This wine should help do the trick.

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