2010 Belezos Tinto Rioja
This quickly became a personal house favorite. It has that classic Rioja character with American oak, but shows new age style. Sour cherries spring out of the glass with notes of cedar, vanilla and light notes of green herbs. Round and ripe at first entry, then checks into a correct Euro spot. Cola and black cherry are the first flavors to come on the palate the rolls into a little leather and mineral action towards the end. Were thinking lamb burger with this one.
Brought to us by Casa Ventura.