I stopped by Domaine LA a few weeks ago and a bottle of Viña Ijalba Livor Tempranillo caught my eye. To be honest, I have spent so much time drinking wines from France, Italy, and California lately that I have been skipping over Spain almost entirely. This bottle turned out to be a great, everyday find and I am glad I strayed away from my normal routine!
100% Tempranillo from the Rioja region of Spain. Organically farmed. 13% alcohol and a retail price of around $10.
Aromas of bright cherries and spice are followed with straightforward tastes of juicy, red fruit and hints of herbs. The finish is spicy and the acidity is balanced. A terrific mid-week wine that pairs really well with lamb or pork!