29 Jun Rioja Rosé Tasting Sun. 7/2
Sunday, July 2
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
This Sunday we’re featuring two awesome rosés from Rioja! These Tempranillo rosés are peppery and delicious, and very different from each other. The Rio Madre is more toward the red wine end of the spectrum, while the Cortijo is much lighter.
2016 Rio Madre Rioja Rose
On Sale $9.99
Vivid pink. Fresh red berries, dried flowers and white pepper on the incisive nose. Taut and chewy in the mouth, displaying good lift and cut to its redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors. A hint of orange pith adds refreshing bite to the spicy, nicely persistent finish. Amazing value here.
2016 Cortijo Rioja Rose
On Sale $11.99
Limpid onion skin. Lively tangerine and melon scents and flavors, along with subtle floral and white pepper accents. Clean and focused, carrying no excess fat; a deeper peach quality arrives as the wine opens up. Finishes with good breadth and cling, leaving a refreshingly bitter citrus pith note behind.
89 Points, Vinous Media