Recommendation: SUPER Rioja Reserva that’s a good value.
Winery/Producer: Bodegas Hermanos Pecina; San Vicente De La Sonsierra, Spain.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, with a small amount of Graciano and Garnacha .
Geographic Region, Appellation: Rioja; Cosecha, Spain.
Purchased From: Manhattan Wine Company; New York, New York.
Paired With: Barbecue chicken, cabbage salad with lemon dressing; Roasted chicken with pasta and peas. Sipping with young and aged Manchedo cheese after dinner.
He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Clear, brownish red color with a light rim. Enticing fruit and forest floor aromas with just the slightest hint of rose petals. Silky mouth-feel with a medium body and a VERY mouth-filling plum, current and black cherry taste with lots of nuances. Then a very long finish that’s dry, with smooth tannins, mineral, spiciness and slightly fruity aftertaste. This is a WOW (in “bold caps”) Rioja Reserva. I bought this because the store recommended it highly, and it turned out to be a real gem. Right in line with prices for Rioja Reserva and simply an OUTSTANDING wine that gets two thumbs up from me. SUPER Rioja Reserva that’s a good value.
She said: Very dark ruby red with a touch of brown on the edge, opaque, lots of thin well spaced rapidly moving legs. Heavenly fruity aroma with floral hints gives way to a huge mouthful of complex fruity flavors. The mouth-feel was dry, smooth, and had just enough tannins to enhance the flavors. The long finish holds onto the tannins and flavors for a memorable experience. This wine was fabulous with the barbecue chicken which I heaped with cabbage salad. Absolutely yum! I would jump at the chance to drink this wine again at $30.Comments: Learn more about the Pecina Vineyard.
UPC Code: 1 82515 00003 1
Imported by: Polaner Selections; Mount Kisco, New York
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