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Ramon Bilbao Rioja Crianza 2007


Recommendation: An OK Rioja that’s a good value for the price…

Winery/Producer: Ramon Bilbao, Spain.

Grape Variety:Tempranillo.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Crianza, Spain.

Vintage: 2007.

Price: $15.50

Purchased From: Total Wine; Northridge, California

Paired With: Grilled chicken, dill potato salad and carrots

Tasting:

    He said: Very dark garnet color. Earthy dark fruit aromas. Intense, tart, lively flavors of dry fruit that continues through the long finish with delicious tannins. It’s robust, but not harsh, FULL of flavors with hints of smoke and still in balance with the acidity and tannins. An easy drinking Rioja I would buy again.

    She said: Aromas that had a light fruit note and full body, dry flavors and a long finish that made it a good wine with dinner and after. At $15 however, I don’t think it’s bargain, but its a good value Rioja at that price.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: 031259032030