By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/29/2012 | Send Email
In my humble opinion, this Rioja is among the finest of the red wines currently available at K&L for $19.99. When you factor in all the characteristics that make a wine truly "fine"--provenance of the fruit, character and balance of the wine, complexity from barrel or bottle-age, drinkability, potential ageability, and general approachability, among others--few wines manage to hit all the marks and stay under $20 per bottle. Brand names, fancy zip codes, the critics - these variables merely re-jigger the formula, making special wines like this more expensive and harder to get. If you truly appreciate perfectly balanced red wine with complexity and character; wine that you can serve as proudly to a friend along with a plate of chorizo as you would if you had the President over for dinner, then, my friend, it is my pleasure to recommend this wine to you.