Martin Codax Ergo, 2006
Bodegas Martin Codax was founded in 1986 and represents modern Spanish wine making with the ideal fusion of tradition and innovation. This Bodegas produces fine white wines in the Rias Baix Region and lovely red wines in Rioja. The winemaker is Luciano Amoedo and with this 2006 vintage he has crafted an elegant wine at an everyday price. This wine is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo. The color is deep ruby red that is nearly opaque. The nose is full of red cherry, plum with a hint of leather and spice. This is a medium bodied wine that opens with sweet plum and black cherry and finishes with chocolate, black pepper and some lively acidity. There are light tannins and a hint of oak that help round out this modern Rioja. The Martin Codax Ergo can be found in the Seattle area for about $10-$12. Another good value from Spain.