Thursday, November 4, 2010

2004 Rioja

2004 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo

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.

DF

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