Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vina Zaco Tempranillo, 2006

Vina Zaco Tempranillo, 2006

This is a new venture of Bodegas Bilbainas, of Rioja, where the Tempranillo grape shows delightfully. This wine is on the Wine Spectator top 100 list for 2009. This Spanish red has a deep ruby color with a rich nose of dark berry fruit and toasty oak. This is a medium bodied wine with a modern style of abundant fresh fruit and a hefty dose of smokey oak. After 30 minutes of decanting, the wine opened up with rich black cherry, raspberry, chocolate, lead pencil and baking spices. This wine has a zesty personality with crisp acidity and dusty tannins. The mouth feel is quite smooth and dry and the finish is long and satisfying. I suspect this wine will evolve nicely with a few years of cellar aging. I am tucking away a few bottles. We purchased this lovely young Rioja from for about $14.

1 comment:

City Girl said...

It looks like we enjoy a lot of the same wines. Nice blog - glad I found you!