Monday, January 6, 2014

Bodegas Santalba Jarrero Rioja Blanco 2011

As regular readers of this blog will be aware, it's not often that I come down hard on a Rioja -- they are generally reliable -- but let this be a notable exception This is supposed to have apple and orange elements, but all I detect is a largely undefined, vaguely sweetish taste and, if that weren't enough, an unpleasant, vinegary finish. I have no means of determining if that's built into the wine, or whether the bottle has begun to turn, but by all means avoid it. The price, $11.99, is nothing short of ludicrous.

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