La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2014 750ml - Stirling Fine Wines
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La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2014 750ml
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La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2014

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand La Rioja Alta
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Lively, medium depth, garnet-red with an intense pink rim. High aromatic intensity with dominating ripe fruit: raspberries, red cherries, wild strawberries and red currants set out against a balsamic background of vanilla, toasted caramel, biscuits, coffee and sweet mints. In the mouth, you can enjoy good acidity, great freshness and balance and mild, friendly tannins. Aromatic harmony persists through the aftertaste, with notes of red fruit jam, prunes, coffee, vanilla and caramel. Food Pairing: Viña Alberdi is characterised by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetisers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.
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The first wine in their portfolio is already at Reserva level (labeled Crianza in Spain...), of which I tasted the 2014 Viña Alberdi. 2014 was a challenging harvest with lots of rains, and they had to sort and select the grapes. The wine has plenty of balsamic and smoky notes, incense and cigar ash, smoke and spice. The palate is quite marked by the élevage of two years in barrel and reveals a medium-bodied wine with a bitter twist on the finish, and the balsamic notes that you find on the nose make a comeback in the finish. This seems to be a lighter vintage of Viña Alberdi.

Luis Gutierrez, June 28, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Cedar, sandalwood and tobacco notes frame a core of fresh and dried cherry flavors in this savory red. Featuring a thick texture, this is a bit blunt, but orange peel acidity imparts focus. Drink now through 2026.

Thomas Matthews, July 31, 2019