Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tasting Notes on Two Riojas

2005 Lacrimus Crianza Rioja: Clear, medium ruby color.
Nose: Clean, medium intense aromas of red fruit, dry hay and fresh asparagus.
Palate: Dry, -medium body, medium tannins and acidity, 13.5% abv.
Sour cherry, strawberry and cedar
Finish: medium length
Quality: Good     Price: $13 

2002  Campo Viejo Rioja Gran Reserva: Clear, medium ruby color.
Nose: Clean, medium intense aromas of red fruit, vanilla, earthy forest floor, cedar
Palate: Dry, medium body, medium tannins, medium+ acidity, 13.5% abv.
Strawberry, cranberry, plum, mushroom and oak.
Finish: medium+ length
Quality: Good     Price: $20