2001 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Reserva (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja)

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La Rioja, Red Wine, Spain, Tempranillo

Had this over the course of the last two evenings. Quite a pretty wine. Medium bodied. Plum and cherry fruit with earth, spice and some dill pickle (which is likely from the American oak). This is a very nice QPR. To me, although this will probably cellar for a decade longer and improve, this is a great wine to drink now.

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