Posts Tagged ‘Rioja’

Conde de Valdemar Rioja Reserva 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Plum, cherry, and smoky notes on the nose Medium bodied on the palate Smooth layers of plum and tobacco on the finish, nicely integrated Summary: A style debate has ensued in the Rioja region of Spain lately with some wines showing an obvious modern, extracted style and others a more reserved, subtle style. […]

Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes: Rich, stewed black cherry and berries with spice on the nose Medium bodied and silky on the palate Ultra-smooth finish with fine-grained texture, dark plum, smoky notes, and vanilla Summary: Integrated, relaxed, and smooth, this wine is drinking beautifully right now.  Rioja, made from the Tempranillo grape, has the ability to show elegance, rich flavor, […]

Red Wine Review: Murrieta’s Well The Spur

Murrieta’s Well The Spur 2008 | Livermore Valley, California Lately I’ve been spending too much time at my very awesome job, commuting, blogging elsewhere, giving baseball lessons, and doing other things in life that take me away from writing here. I took a look at my list of “drafts” and there are now two dozen […]

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