Wine Find: 2009 Montebuena Rioja
Wine Find: 2009 Montebuena Rioja (Handout photo, Handout photo / February 10, 2012)
Serve with: Grilled red meat
This smooth, young red wine made entirely from tempranillo offers vibrant black cherry and vanilla flavors, a touch of herbs and enough lush fruit to give the impression — but not the reality — of sweetness. Rioja is still a fine source of affordable wines, and importer Kysela Pere & Fils is doing a great job uncovering Spain's hidden gems.