Saturday, December 08, 2012
Vina Herminia Rioja Reserva 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Sweet, fragrant floral and cherry notes on the nose
Medium bodied and nicely textured on the palate
Soft, silky finish with layers of red fruit and toasty vanilla with some hints of tobacco
I like how this wine is fragrant and silky. It shows a style from Rioja that's modern but not overly extracted. Made from Tempranillo, Garancha, and Graciano, it's made to compliment food and should prove to be versatile. The retail price is around $20, which is a nice value. Raise a glass!