Sunday, March 9, 2014

Go, Graciano!

Another eye-opening experience in Wine Armada's quest to explore the many regions and grapes of Spain. While we are so familiar with Rioja, we had the good fortune to try a rare, single-bottling of one of the varietals used to produce the classic red blend.  2011 Rio Madre Rioja is 100% Graciano and 110% delicious! Huge flavors of blueberry, black raspberry and a savory, smoky, acidic finish leaped from the glass and made us wonder why we don't see more wine made of this grape being imported. Even better, this Wine Advocate 91 pointer can be yours for under $10.

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