Bodegas Francos-Espanolas Rioja Bordon Reserva 2008 Wine Review (NW)
Spicy currant and aromatic, woody balsamic notes on the bouquet
Medium bodied on the palate
Red fruit, dry earth, and moderately tannic on the finish
This is a nice wine. It's a bit more woody than a typical Rioja from Spain, but with that said Rioja is a region that is showing a variety of styles emerge beyond the classic profile of soft red fruit. It should compliment a variety of dishes, particularly barbecue. Expect to pay in the mid-teens- the average price I've seen is $16. Raise a glass!