2004 López de Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza, DOC Rioja
Oh how I love this estate, this wine, this region . . . all love, all love.
Continuing on a string of very strong releases, LCBO released another gem, from this revered Spanish producer. Light ruby colour, so aromatic, so distinct of time and place - the absolute epitome of what terroir is. Briary red fruits, finely integrated oak, great length. Lean, but perfect in balance and texture.
As perfect of a wine experience as I could hope for. I was imagining drinking this with tapas. Grilled seafood or something. What a special wine.