Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Bodegas LAN Rioja Crianza `06 $10.99 ***
Now for the wine. This is a rustic wine. Textured, a lot like the unseasonal (57 degrees outside in January? Really??) grilled hamburgers that we had . Juicy, but with a hint of char and full of flavor. I made a comment about "chewing on a mouth full" of this wine, and I stand by it. Flavor and balance all in one bottle, and for $10.99 - we've had a few of these bottles so far this winter, and it really is a great find.
From Bodgeas LAN 100% Tempranillo, 13.5% ETOH. Rioja is an amazing wine region producing some really nice, inexpensive wines. Thank you.
And as an added bonus, their back label actually teaches us something. I love the graph telling you when the wine is at its peak. This may be my favorite label of the year (so far)