2012 Almaraz Rioja Crianza

Aromas of cherry jam, raspberries and fresh strawberry impress right away. Fourteen months of oak aging give the wine an incredible balance of fruit, acidity and chewy tannins that resolve into an abundant, fruit-driven finish that lingers on your palate long after the wine is gone. This wine needs some food. Pair it with hearty stews and roasts or cured meats, olives and hard, nutty cheeses.

Recipe Pairings

Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange

Flavor Profile


Tastes Like



baked cherry


Rioja, Spain



Hard Cheeses

Cured Meats

Did You Know?

Central Otago, in New Zealand, is the world's most southerly wine region.