This week I reviewed a red from one of the world’s largest wine producing regions, Spain. There are many notable styles such as earthy and rustic, to soft and sweet. My first pick is a 2004 Reserve from the Rioja region, which is known for its top quality wine productions. Rioja Bordin 2004, has bang for its buck. With just the first sip I could taste the complexity of the grapes that are aged for 36 months in American white oak barrels. It is a blend of 80% Tempernillo, 16% Grenache, 2% Mazuelo, and 2% Graciano. This medium bodied wine has soft tannis that roll of the palate, with a bite of jammy fruitiness with strawberry and cinnamon notes to give it a little kick. It’s complete with a long finish that makes you want to smack your lips together for another enchanting sip.
* The price point is $18-25