Monday, July 6, 2009

Jorge Ordonez 2003 Reserva Muga Rioja

after a brief hiatus i am back with this beautiful red blend from spain. primarily tempranillo, the nose was black raspberries, leather, tobacco and some cedar notes. the flavor was cherry and a bit of raspberry, with the earth and leather flavors adding to this very complex and balanced wine. decant this for optimum flavor. the tannins were not overpowering at first taste and softened some as it sat in the glass. a very silky texture throughout the tasting, this was a very nice red. sells for about $20 and is a great compliment to most beef dishes and almost any hearty food. i enjoyed this with seasoned chicken and steamed vegetables.

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