Something new and different for me this week! My friends came over last night and I grabbed a random bottle from my wine stash. I honestly can’t remember when, where, or how I came to acquire this bottle of wine, but I was pleasantly surprised! You’ve probably gathered that when I’m not drinking CA wines, I tend towards France. But Spain is quickly becoming a close second favorite from the old world.
This 2008 Rioja from Urbión smells like a mix of red fruits and chocolate. The palette was bright and juicy, nice balanced acidity, hardly any tannins, and a silky smooth finish that tasted a bit like balsamic vinegar (in a caramelized syrupy way). Such an easy wine to drink. I’m supposed to be detoxing this week but I poured myself a second glass….oops!
Wine: 2008 Urbión Vendimia Rioja Crianza
Purchased: Can’t remember!
Price: $18.99 retail
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