2010 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Cune Crianza with pan seared salmon and charred kale salad with roasted butternut squash tossed in an agrodolce reduction. Solid wine for the money. Cherry, berry, dries herbs and dill pickles. Lovely structure and solid finish. $15 per bottle in Austin at Spec’s and quite a value at that price. Worthy of buying several more as this can be cellared for a few more years no problem.

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