Saturday, February 2, 2013
Ramon Bilbao Crianza 2009
This red Rioja, a 100% Tempranillo, aged 14 months in the barrel and another three in the bottle before release, is a nice, well rounded blend of dark berries and cherry, with a bit of spice at the finish. But, at $10.99, it's not particularly cheap, even for a crianza. Be sure to let it breathe for at least an hour.