Rioja (Red)

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Spain's most famous regional wine featuring Tempranillo grapes. Wines are known for their savory, dusty flavors and ability to age. Rioja is one of few European winemaking zones that enlists the use of American oak barrels.

Medium-Bodied Red

Primary Flavors

  • Cherry

  • Plum

  • Dill

  • Vanilla

  • Old Leather

Taste Profile

  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Tannin: Medium-High
  • Acidity: Medium-High
  • Alcohol: 13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • Serving Temp Cellar (55–60°F)
  • Glass TypeUniversal
  • Decant 1 Hour
  • Ageability10+ years
  • Avg Price $17.00

Food Pairing

Rioja and lamb is the ultimate; dusty tannins crave the tender fat capped meat. Also try chorizo enhanced dishes, roasted pork, or chicken.

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