Yeah. So. Not Rioja’s finest hour. It’s a close but no cigar vintage. We did not find it elegant or balanced or rounded, as promised. We found it a bit uneven, with a vanilla that’s at the fore (and not in a good way) and a softness to the fruit that was decent and palatable but not memorable.
You can find this in the US for $12 a bottle. A steal. You can buy this in Saskatchewan for $18. Very good value. But at nearly $30 in BC with tax it’s like fruit past its prime.
Price: $26 plus at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.
Market Liquidity: Polka dots and plaid.