La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi 2016 Rioja Reserva 750ml

Varietal: 100% Tempranillo

Region: DOC Rioja, Spain

Style: Medium bodied. Reserva - aged 2 years in oak, 1 year in bottle.

Nose/Taste: Wild Strawberries, spiced cherries, vanilla and toasted caramel.

Pairings: Versatile! Appetizers, tapas, barbecue, pasta, stews, grilled meat and fish.

Critical Acclaim: An Ally favorite! And also..

93 Points - James Suckling

Aromas of subtle red fruit with plums, spice and cedar. Some dried flowers and dried spices, such as paprika. It’s medium-bodied with some pretty, ripe fruit in the center palate, fine tannins and a citrus and cedar undertone to the finish. Drink or hold.

RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The classic Haro-styled red 2015 Viña Alberdi, sold abroad with the mention of Reserva and in Spain as Crianza, is a good introduction to the house style: balsamic reds with abundant notes of sweet spices and cigar ash, developed aromas of forest floor and a creamy twist making small concessions for a fresher and cleaner profile in the last few years but keeping the classic style. There are notes of ground tobacco and earth, and the palate is seamless and sleek, with polished tannins and a soft mouthfeel.