Main grape varieties: Tempranillo and/or Grenache

What to expect: Dry. Medium to full bodied. Moderate to high acidity. Moderate to high tannin. Blackberry, plum, vanilla, nutty, and espresso notes.

Pair with: Lamb, paella, stews, red meats

Wine picks:

  • Bodegas LAN Reserva (~$24)
  • Palacios Remondo Rioja La Montesa (~$28)
  • Ramon Bilbao Rioja Limited Edition (~$24)
  • Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva (~$20)
  • Marques de Caceres Rioja Crianza (~$19)
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