La Rioja Alta has been making wine in the famed Rioja Region of Spain for over 125 years. Vina Alberdi is there entry level offering, and offers plenty of flavor and value for the price. This 100% Estate-vineyard Tempranillo also sees 100% new American oak. Rioja is a region know for its preference of American oak over French, although modern producers are now using French oak with more frequency.
The Vina Alberdi is full of red fruit - raspberry, strawberry, and cinnamon spiced cherries. Herbaceous notes and dried coconut linger from American oak influence, giving the wine a savory component. Succulent tannin make this wine quite approachable.
95 Points James Suckling