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Monday, September 1, 2014

Bud's Picks: Spanish Red

Yet another Bud's pick, this time a Spanish Red to rock your Labor Day:

Hacienda Lopez de Haro Riga Reserva ‘05
Rated 92 Wine Advocate
90% Tempranillo 5% Graciano 5% Garnacha

It’s a nice one!  At first sip I knew it was going to be good.  It went down soft and easy with no burn. The tannins are really mild.  It’s very fruit forward and lingers nicely, but not too long.  This is one to keep in the rack, if you can leave it alone.  I bought it at Hopewell Buy Rite, on sale, for $11.49.  At that price it’s a “must” have.  At least it is for me!  Another fine Spanish Red at a great price!

Okay, now I'm excited. I served 2 Bud's Picks at my last wine party, Protocolo and Bodegas Borsao Garnacha, both of which received rave reviews from the crowd. With their grace and strength, Spanish grapes tango the thrill of the Mediterranean across the palate, enticing you to give yourself over to the temptation of exploration and discover the thrill of a new terroir. This wine will be making an appearance at the next WineGirl Wine Party. Stay tuned for the full review!

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