Solar de Castro Vendimia Seleccionada, Rioja 2009

Recommendation: Recommended as a buy

Winery/Producer: Aldeanueva de Ebro, Spain

Grape Variety: 80% Tempranillo 20% Garnacha

Geographic Origin: Rioja, Spain

Vintage: 2009

Price: $16.10

Purchased From: Total Wine; Northridge, California

Paired With: Blue cheese pasta with chicken, salad


    He said: Sparkling deep ruby red color. Light black cherry/alcohol bouquet. Strong dry black cherry taste with hints of mushrooms and leather; it ends in a medium length dry fruity finish. The medium tannins, and balanced acidity make this a very easy drinking Rioja wine. It was the perfect wine with the blue cheese pasta. At $16.10 it was a good value and very delicious.

    She said: Very fruity delicious aroma and flavor; medium body, dry, soft tannins, and medium finish. Tasty and balanced. Excellent with this meal and a great Rioja.