Wednesday, August 03, 2005

2002 Sierra Cantabria Rioja

A good, modern style, elegant Rioja. Medium dark ruby color. Nose of milk chocolate and high-toned spicy red fruit. Medium full-bodied in the mouth, with dusty, minerally flavors on center stage, and spicy cassis fruit playing a supporting role. Reasonably long, lean finish with chocolatey notes the theme, and texturally discernable tannin that would seem to augur for a couple years of ageing. 85. Got this one for $14.99 at Cost Plus, but then kicked myself because I saw it for under $10 at Spec's Warehouse on Smith.

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