Alonso Lopez Rioja Reserva 2011 (91rp)

"2011 was a very healthy and warm vintage, but even so, the 2011 Reserva, a varietal Tempranillo, has moderate alcohol and healthy acidity. It was sourced from 2.5 hectares of old vines in Lapuebla de Labarca, fermented in stainless steel and aged in French barriques for 22 months. It feels more balsamic with more depth, quite oaky and spicy in a hedonistic, heady way. The fruit is ripe and voluptuous, and the palate shows resolved tannins and clean flavors. This is perfect for current drinking, a clean, updated classic Rioja that should also evolve nicely in bottle." 91rp

 

 

USD $27.99

Wine

Rioja

Reserva

91rp

Familia Alonso Lopez

.750

2011

  • Tempranillo