1808 Valagua Rioja $26.75
This grippy, classically styled Rioja hails from La Guardia in Rioja Alavesa and is made by a small winery who has been growing wine in Rioja for over 6 generations. Comprised of 100% organically grown Tempranillo, this is fresh and precise, showing earthy notes of graphite, espresso and blackberries. Soft in the mouth with plush, luxurious tannins, this spent 6 months in American oak prior to being bottled.
GRAPE VARIETY: Tempranillo
REGION: Rioja; Spain
Winemaking Method: Grown Organic
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