Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Nov 16, 2009 Bodegas Ostatu Crianza 2006 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestRioja Alavesa DOC, Spain $24.99Out of the dozens of wines I tasted at last weekend’s Cornucopia, this one stood out (the stars all over my tasting book are proof). Great value found here in this 100% Tempranillo, crafted from vines averaging 40 years in age.Aromas of spice, soft cinnamon, blackberry and a whiff of violets lead to smooth and lush dark berry, vanilla, and ripe plum, with a pleasing current of minerality throughout. Sophisticated and new-worldly styled Rioja. With roasted pork loin sided with cherry compote, this will be a knockout.Rioja Alavesa is the smallest of three sub-regions of Rioja region. Its higher altitude and cooler temperature allows the grapes to achieve moderate acidity, and the soils of the vineyards are rich in clay and limestone, contributing to the mineral tones present in many of the wines from here.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)Red WineSpainWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.