Bodegas Palacio Reserva 2006 Rioja

Recommendation: Not recommended

Winery/Producer: Bodegas Palacio; Laguardia, Spain

Grape Variety: Tempranillo

Geographic Origin: Rioja, Spain

Vintage: 2006

Price: $15.50

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Encino, California

Paired With: Lasagne (tomato sauce and mild Italian sausage), garden salad


    He said: Light red color. Light black cherry bouquet. Dry, blackberry/fruity taste and slightly acidic with hints of something burnt in the finish. Held up very well with the tomato sauce lasagne. Rioja wines can be a great buy, but this one (and it’s a Reserva) is just on the edge so were not recommending it.

    She said: Medium red color. Strong fruity bouquet followedby medium body with fruity flavor. Dry with firm tannins but acidic finish and a touch of bitterness. This was very tasty with the lasagne dinner but there are better Riojas for this price.