The full-bodied Rioja red perfectly captures the sweet-but-not-sweet paradox of a really ripe, juicy young red wine. It just bursts with wild berry, cherry and blackberry flavors — with hints of herbs and anise — and goes down oh-so-smoothly. This exuberant red is a total pleasure bomb that can be drunk now. Will it last? Yes, but why delay gratification?
From: Rioja, Spain
Serve with: Grilled meat/poultry, tapasCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun