2009 Viña Eguía Reserva Rioja
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Vina Eguia Reserva is quite similar to its Crianza sibling from 2010, a little more powerful but not necessarily better, with perhaps a more developed bouquet showing some Mediterranean herbs, dark ripe cherries and black pepper. The palate is crisp, with good acidity and length. (LG)
There's good density to the black cherry, leafy and spicy flavors in this balanced red, remaining lively, even delicate, with racy, citrusy acidity, supple tannins and a floral finish.
Viña Eguía Reserva is harvested from more than thirty year-old vines in Alavesa and spends two years aging in American oak. The K&L staff has consistently loved this wine and at fifteen bucks the 2009 represents incredible value for classically-styled reserva Rioja.