Dark ruby color.
Cherry smell, restrained oak, hints of leather and earthiness.
Medium body, red cherry flavor, oak, leather, blackberry, and peach, bright acid.
Good bottle for $24.99. A new purchase, this 2001 bottling is, in my opinion, not fading, but fully ready. It lacks the overwhelming oak that has long prejudiced me against Rioja. With this bottle I'm starting to come around, though. I'm thinking this'd match well with a simple roast beef.
7 hours ago