Bodegas Ondarre Rioja Reserva 2004 Wine Review (NW)
Rich, stewed black cherry and berries with spice on the nose
Medium bodied and silky on the palate
Ultra-smooth finish with fine-grained texture, dark plum, smoky notes, and vanilla
Integrated, relaxed, and smooth, this wine is drinking beautifully right now. Rioja, made from the Tempranillo grape, has the ability to show elegance, rich flavor, and silky texture when done well. Here's a real treat for under $20. In fact, this is an extraordinary bargain at $16 which is what I paid. Grab it if you find it because this vintage is probably sold out in a lot of places. Raise a glass!