|An Intense Red Wine from Spain|
This affordable red wine from Ribera del Duero, Spain, is a blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and 5% Mazuelo that is aged for 24 months in American white oak and further aged for 2 years in bottles before it's released. The Regulatory Board of Denomination of Origin Rioja cites the 2011 harvest as "excellent" with one of the best results in the last 30 years.
The color of this Rioja is bright, ruby red with tints of red brick iridescence. The nose is intense with leather, tobacco, herbaceous and berry notes.On the palate, it's rich, full-bodied and spicy with flavors of red fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla with a hint of charcoal. The robust flavor of this Rioja makes it a good match from everything from grilled red meats and game stews to Tex-Mex and pasta dishes, cheeses and chocolate desserts.
With an alcoholic content of 13.5%, a 750 ml bottle retails for around $15.
Throughout history Bordon Reserva Rioja wine has been one of the most awarded wines of Franco-Spanish Bodeas.