Ermita de San Felices Rioja Reserva 2010
Tempranillo｜Rioja Alta, Spain
From Bodegas Santalba, a family producer of traditional-minded Rioja in the northwest pocket of Rioja – the Alta region. This is their Reserva bottling, made only in the best vintages. Aged for 17 months in barrel and another 24 months in bottle – in fact, by law Reserva wines must be aged for a minimum three years before release. The bodega has held this parcel back at their estate even longer, feeling that it must spend additional time in bottle to develop the highly sought-after bouquet Rioja is so known for.