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Monday, March 4, 2013

Vina Pomal Crianza 2009 - Rewarding Rioja

Vina Pomal Crianza 2009 - Rewarding Rioja
A bit rough and edgy but in a deliciously good way.

100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain.

SRP of $15 and available for as low as $12. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"Made with 100% Tempranillo and aged in American oak barriques for 12 months. Deep red in colour with violet hints. This wine has notes of dark fruit, licorice and subtle roasted flavours.

14.0% Alcohol"
Here at The Reverse Wine Snob we're big fans of wine from Rioja. In fact, the #1 rated red wine on our latest Top 10 Reds list comes from Rioja. Today's wine is an excellent example of the value that can be found quite easily from this region.

The 2009 Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal Crianza begins with pleasant aromas of dark fruit, loads of licorice, a little vanilla and cocoa. Although a bit rough, the wine tastes excellent without being overly fruity. The primary flavors are black cherry, cola and licorice. It ends with nice edgy tannins and good spice on the long finish that leaves lingering notes of cocoa, caramel and vanilla.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 7.8


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