Saturday, January 10, 2009

2007 Senorio de P. Pecina Cosecha Rioja

This is an unoaked Rioja...who knows what's in it (probably tempranillo or garnache), but it is damn good in that man this is tasty and goes great with food type of way. Yeah it isn't a Vega Sicilia or something, but that doesn't mean that it isn't insanely enjoyable. I imagine that most of this is consumed by people in Spain and not a lot is imported. Lots of really sour, fresh cherry fruit and bright acidity. A little bit of funk, that sort of reminds me of leather. 15$ A


r8lobster said...

just opened a 2006 Sierra Cantabria cosecha rioja. agree with you it's mighty tasty. not fat through the middle but v. enjoyable, especially with a little food.

maybe oak isn't everything?
-- r8lobster

Jeff's Wine Blog said...

r8lobster--I completely agree. A lot of the old vine garnache coming out of Spain that gets fermented in stainless steel is great, and it's a lot cheaper than using lots of oak. And they go great with food.

Jeff's Wine Blog said...

Oh and I forgot...Sierra Cantabria is great--I had their 01 Reserva Rioja at a restaurant called Quinns in Seattle. It wasn't the best Rioja that I've had all year, but I really enjoyed it.