Bodegas Roda Reserva 2011, Spain
14% alc. $100, drink by 2022
93 A warm vintage for this Rioja has meant this tempranillo and graciano blend – with a touch of grenache – possesses a real warmth and generosity to the fruit without being overly powerful. Instead, the oak is impressively balanced against the black fruit and spice while the tannins are smooth and creamy.