Rioja - Dry Red - Medal Winner
Pagos de Tahola Rioja Reserva 2012
Rioja is Spain’s fine wine capital and patiently aged Reservas are the region’s specialty. Crafted from her family’s prized 60-year-old vines and carefully aged in barrel and bottle, Ruth Chavarri’s plush Reserva is a mellow, red-fruited treat.
Viña Izadi Crianza 2016
From Rioja’s premium Alavesa sub-region and Viña Izadi (a former Wine & Spirits ‘Top 100 Winery’) comes this highly awarded star. Made with grapes from 50-year-old vines and barrel aged for 14 months, it ripples with ripe red fruit and spice.
Altos de la Guardia Crianza Rioja 2016
Hailing from renowned winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua, this 91-point, internationally acclaimed Rioja was aged for 14 months in fine French oak barrels. Brimming with ripe dark fruit and floral/spice characters, it’s perfect for grilled lamb.