The latest about Rioja

    Juan Carlos Sancha Ad Libitum Monastel 2012

    … Part of a mixed bag of wines recently purchased from Eurocentric. This wine is made from Monastel de Rioja which, as far as I can make out, is a native variety of Rioja planted in relatively small quantities and allowed as part of the region’s red wines only as of 2007 (according to this press release, anyway). Juan Carlos Sancha has grown these…

    6 readers - By Full Pour

    Tasting notes

    …. Layered, tobacco leaves and a pleasing playfulness. Textured and full, an emphatic Yes. Berberana Rioja Gran Reserve 1958. Mahogany. Nuts and raisins on the nose, fruit cake, leather boots and forest floor. There is a definite whiff of decomposition, but its sweet and not fetid. Soft to open, there's little resistance, only a soft and fading glow. Respect. Image: to be found in the Louvre. http://feeds.feedburner.com/WinoSapien Click here for the original context …

    8 readers - By Wino sapien

    Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain

    …On the richer side of rosé, but none the worse for that. Cune Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain (£9.49 Majestic, Dunedin Wines, Refreshers, Ellies Cellars, Hailsham Cellars, Fountainhall Wines, winedirect.co.uk) Deep strawberry pink in colour, and maintains the red berry theme with juicy fruit (fresh and slightly cooked), with notes of spice, fresh vanilla and honey, […]…

    1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Quick Sip: Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is the Bodegas Franco-Espanolas Rioja Bordon 2004 Gran Reserva. Rioja is a significant wine region located in northern Spain with a viticultural history that dates back centuries. The region is best known for its delicious Tempranillo-based blends, which can include amounts of Garnacha (Grenache), Mazuelo…

    4 readers - By My Vine Spot

    Foodie Paradise from Rioja to Portland

    …When most people think of Europe, they imagine the patisseries and the beautiful coffee shops with Parisian-looking people in stylish clothes sitting outdoors at café tables on narrow cobblestone streets, with beautiful churches in the background. My idea of Europe may have initially started that way, with the romantic Parisian stereotype, but soon…

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