Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Spicy plum and berries with hints of earth on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Rich finish of dark berries, currants, and some savory, earthy tones with good length
Here's a very good, rich and well knit Rioja from Spain. It's a great value if you can find it in the low teens. I actually paid just $12 for this. Considering it's a 2005 that tastes youthful and leaning toward the modern style, I think it will drink well now and for years to come. Enjoy with a hearty meal, and raise a glass!