2004 Ondarre Rioja ReservaBlend from Spain
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- 91 Wine Spectator
91 Wine Spectator
"Black cherry, licorice, smoke, tobacco and tar notes mingle nicely in this firm, lively red. Maturing now, but shows balance and length. Still fresh, it brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2016. 30,000 cases made."
Looking for a great cheese pairing for this wine?
Serra da Estrela is a cheese which dates back to the 12th century and is famous throughout the world for its unique character and intense flavor. This is a raw sheep's milk cheese made with Bardalaira ewe's milk, and coagulated with thistle. Serra da Estrela DOP is eaten in two styles: buttery and rich where it oozes once you cut into it, and more mature: more cohesive and firm, and of course, more pungent.
91 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena|
|Taste||berry, cherry, plum, earth, leather, herb, black currant, blackberry, dust, strawberry, raspberry, licorice and anise|
|Nose||berry, cherry, plum, earth, leather, herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak and mushroom|