Monday, January 25, 2010

Cortijo III Rioja Blanco 2008

Cortijo III Rioja Blanco 2008
Origin: Rioja, Spain
Blend: Viura (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: January 2010
Purchase Price: $9.99

Our review: Light gold in color, this wine has a bouquet of peaches and apricots with significant citrus notes. There is an initial burst of fruit flavors on the palate, which is followed quickly by a balancing acidity that builds into the moderately long finish.

Our rating: We very much enjoyed this wine, its character and overall flavor profile. We served our bottle with poultry, but it should pair nicely with most white meat or seafood dishes. Not a typical ABC wine, it's definitely one worth trying. We rate it Above Average, Nearly Excellent.

Taste profile from the winemaker (from the label): "Medium full-bodied dry white wine; aromas of white flowers and white fruit, with a bit of spice and tropical fruit flavors on the finish."

Winery website: None found.

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