Thursday, August 11, 2005

Montecillo Crianza 2001 Rioja (billy)

I love spanish tempranillo wines and there is only one difference with this wine from the rest of the fantastic 2001 vintage: the price. You can get this at most wine stores for under $10.00. It is soft and round with spicy hints on the nose. The palate is lean but not sparse. The finish is easy going with some big fruit (strawberry) coming out then.

The nose is the most complex with the fruit and spice mingling with wet stones which add a maturity to the overall feel of the wine. For less than 10 bucks, this is definitely not something you would typically expect. However, this red from Rioja delivers.

For the price, you can afford to try it out. Give it a whirl.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Wet stones" are one of my favorite appetizers! I know exactly what they taste like. Although my dentist frowns onmy appetite for them... :)

Anonymous said...

Will you clarify for me what wet stones taste like?

Anonymous said...

simply delicious. my friends and i love this wine, delightful and what a bargain.

'you have an absolutely breath-taking hiney. i mean that thing is good. i want to be friends with it'

Anonymous said...

I prefer dry rock to wet stones depending on the pairing...

Pete said...

Great tasting vine. Hard to beat deal. Exellent *****