Friday, May 12, 2006

2001 Rioja Sierra Cantabria Crianza

This was a weeknight wine that we got from Binny's for about $10. At that price it's a good substitute for an Italian-style red wine. Spanish wine doesn't have the reputation of Italy, rightfully so, but there are some very good values out there and if you're willing to spend a little more, some bigger wines too. This was fairly peppery with dark fruit (black cherry and currant?). This would probably be about an 85.

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