2009 Rioja Reserva "Vina Bosconia" (Lopez de Heredia)
Lopez de Heredia, Vina Bosconia Reserva, Rioja, Spain 200980% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha (Grenache), 2% Mazuelo (Carignan), 3% Graciano SILKY TANNIN WRAPPED IN VANILLA & CEDAR, ROUND Lopez de Heredia is one of our wine heroes. Maintaining the classic, traditional style of Rioja, this is a perfect example of the benefits of working with special grape selections, natural yeasts, long-term oak aging, and bottling without filtration. Everything is done by hand, additive-free, and with great attention to detail. The vanilla spice is wrapped around birch, tobacco, and melon rind, with strawberry, earth, and a hint of smoke on the finish. Serving Suggestion: Charcuterie of jamón, Manchego, & Idiazabal. Celery root & mushroom lasagna. Filet mignon w/ bacon-wrapped asparagus.