Articles tagged with: rioja
For those of you not familiar with Spanish wines, they can be some of the best values available. I had a big red from Rioja over the weekend and it was incredible. The 1999 Finca Allende Calvario was from a single vineyard planted in 1945. Think about what was happening then-the end of WWII and the beginning of the US as a superpower battling the Soviet Union for the hearts and minds of the West.
The wine was smoky, leathery, intense, spicy and tannic. While it was made in the “international” …