2007 Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rioja 'Crianza'
This modern wine has fruit and intensity without sacrificing elegance.
Sierra Cantabria 2007 Rioja wine. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / September 1, 2011)
Have it with grilled sausages, charcuterie, tapas and first courses. Put a steak on the grill and pop open a bottle for a great quick supper.
Price: About $18
Style: Fruity and elegant
What it goes with: Tapas, charcuterie, grilled sausage
Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463, http://www.hitimewine.net; Mission Wine & Spirits in Pasadena, (626) 794-7026, http://www.missionwineandspirits.com; Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, http://www.thewinecountry.com; and Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com.