*5R* 2012 La Rioja Alta "Vina Ardanza" Reserva (Rioja, SP)

Weight: 5R

Varietal: Tempranillo, Garnacha

Region: Rioja, Northern Spain

La Rioja Alta has been setting the quality standard in their famed region since their founding in 1890. Holding the wine back for an average of nine years adds layers of complexity and structure. A delightful nose of dark cherries and black pepper leads into a sip of toasty spices and silky tannins. Pair with grilled meats and hearty Mediterranean fair and watch as this bottle evolves.