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Wine Find: 2009 Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza

From: Rioja, Spain

Price: $13

Serve with: Grilled red meat, pasta dishes

Spain's magnificent Rioja region continues to produce some of the world's finest values in red wine, and this gem imported by Kysela Pere & Fils is a splendid example. It's smooth, ripe and complex far beyond its price tag. While medium-bodied and accessible now, these well-made Rioja's have great aging potential, and this wine could be even better in five to 10 years. It offers vibrant flavors of vanilla, black cherry, Asian spices and Mediterranean herbs. This would be a canny case purchase.

--Michael Dresser

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