Bodegas Bilbaínas Viña Zaco Tempranillo Rioja 2014

Bodegas Bilbaínas Viña Zaco Tempranillo Rioja 2014: Inky black color; red and black cherry, raspberry, cedar nose; cherries, blackberry, plum, some blackcurrant tang, licorice on the palate;

light tannins, polite acidity, appropriate touch of oak, hint of vanilla. Easy drinking, classical Rioja, while at same time Bodegas Bilbaínas is dedicated to improvement and pushing their operation into position of being a forward-leaning, modern winery. They have one of the largest vineyards in Rioja Alta, which is the premier territory in greater Rioja. Furthermore, the winery is located near the vineyards, which is unusual in Rioja. The winery is wholly owned by Bodegas y Viñedos Codorníu-Raventos, the oldest winemaking family in Spain. The Zaco name comes from one of the oldest vineyards in Bodegas Bilbaínas. This is juicy, fruit-driven, well-made tempranillo at superb price point. Viva Viña Zaco. $15
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Viña Zaco Tempranillo Rioja
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