2005 Beronia Reserva, DOCa Rioja
So you get to the question of a rainy Autumn day wine. I like drinking these Riojas when it's chilly outside. There's something about tempranillo that warms you up, but still remains elegant enough to marry beautifully with food.
These wines are tricky. But I've always enjoyed this producer. Discovered when I was in university, but I also found a few vintages of this in Tokyo. This wine has the fruit and vanilla character of classically made Rioja, with great vintage character. Sour red fruit in the mouth, elegant, but with substance.
A wine for a rainy day, inside or out.