2016 Vallobera Rioja Crianza ($10)
This was an unexpected recent find. A Tempranillo from Spain. And, it’s a Crianza. This style of Rioja is required to be aged for one year in oak and spend one year in the bottle before being sold.
This extra aging takes the bright red fruit flavor of this Tempranillo and adds some rich, chocolaty flavor.
This is yet another fine example of a wine that just fits the model for a Behind the Cork™ wine - it’s a great value. Cheers!