2007 Eguía Rioja Reserva, $18.99/Sale 13.99: A formidable Rioja from a formidable vintage, 2007. Eguía selects the wine’s Tempranillo grapes from its finest “pagos,” vineyards.
To be a “reserva” Rioja like this, the wine must be aged two years from the vintage in tank or barrels. Usually they are aged in a combo of French and American oak. This adds various niches and crannies of sensual delights.
This particular Rioja shows a bright cherry hue. There are ripe fruits, spices and tobacco on the nose.
The palate is complex and long, yet velvety. Another great Spanish wine at a killer price.
The Wine Enthusiast loved this too, ranking it #18 in their TOP 100 and scoring it 92 Points!