JoePerry wrote:"Made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes from the Vina Pomal Estate, this is a wine with an intense colour, strong structure and modern style, which combines the aromas from aging in wood with the fruit in a balanced way, a typical characteristic of 'Nueva Expresion' Riojas"
JoePerry wrote:And the label said "Tempranillo"
JoePerry wrote:My list of current wines worth buying from Rioja has gone from a page to a post-it note.
I will probably be persona non grata in Rioja.
Randy Buckner wrote:I will probably be persona non grata in Rioja.
You are already on the post office bulletin boards. Unfortunately hype like this from the Spec doesn't help:
Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Score: 96
Wine: Rioja Amancio 2001 Price: $142
A ravishing red wine. Dominates the palate, with muscular tannins and mouthfilling flavors of plum, blackberry, coffee and dark chocolate. It has it all: superripe fruit, lavish oak, heady alcohol and a finish that just won't quit. Quite a departure from the bashful elegance of traditional Rioja. Drink now through 2015. 200 cases imported. (TM)
Superripe fruit; lavish oak; heady alcohol -- just what I look for in a wine.
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