Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza

I found this wine to be a dark plum color, with a young wine appearance. On the nose the wine was very expressive with dark cherry and black berry fruit, spices, leather, vanilla, bright green pepper and smokey. In the mouth I tasted dark black berry fruit, spices, and pepper…..with med plus tannins very bold but well rounded and smooth. I would recommend decanting this wine for 30/45 min to let it open a bit.

Ok so here is a real bargain in a really enjoyable wine, I purchased this wine for $14 at Riverside Wine. The wine is a Crianza level Rioja which is third tier as they go Gran Reserva, Reserva, Crianza and then Rioja in the classification system.

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Chatt Wine Rating (1-10) – 7

Region – Rioja, Spain

Varietal – Tempranillo

Vineyard/Producer – Burgo Viejo

Importer – Kysela Pere et Fils Imports

Purchased From – Riverside Wine

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Chatt Wine News Nov 26th

The Wine Shop is doing several tastings this week Wed and Friday 4-8pm. Wednesday’s tasting will be a Crémant de Limoux by Gérard Bertrand – once named European Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast. Also, two wines by Hermann J. Wiemer in Finger Lakes, NY – one being a Reserve Riesling & the other a Gewürztraminer – both scoring over 90 pts. and absolutely gorgeous. Gary Farrell’s Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ’10 will also be tasted! As always, all wines being tasted are 10% off during the tasting. Save an extra 5% off on top of the case discount of 10% when buying 12 wines that are Thanksgiving recommendations.

Are you a frequent traveler or maybe traveling for the holidays? Here are the top domestic airport wine bars according to Wine Enthusiast. I’ve been to several of these and really like Beaudevin.

Thanksgiving is coming up, are you trying to figure out some wines for Thanksgiving?

Here’s a wine review I did on a really great French wine from the Cotes De Gascogne. This would be a perfect wine for Thanksgiving…..tasty, easy to drink and at a real bargain price for all the dinner guests.

10 years ago this fall the movie Sideways was released, featuring a trip in the Santa Barbara wine country, and leaving lasting damage on Merlot. (I love the movie and love a good Merlot)

Here is the 2014 Vintage report from France. Winemakers from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and elsewhere report a challenging but promising year.

Here is the 2014 Vintage report from Italy. Up and down the country winemakers from Piedmont to Tuscany to Sicily report a challenging summer.

Chatt Wine keeps a list of all the weekly wine specials around Chattanooga that we know of. Please let us know if we’re missing something. chattwine@gmail.com

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Chatt Wine News Nov 25th

The Wine Shop is doing several tastings this week, Tues, Wed, and Friday 4-8pm.

Are you a frequent traveler or maybe traveling for the holidays? Here are the top domestic airport wine bars according to Wine Enthusiast. I’ve been to several of these and really like Beaudevin.

Thanksgiving is coming up, are you trying to figure out some wines for Thanksgiving?

Here’s a wine review I did on a really great French wine from the Cotes De Gascogne. This would be a perfect wine for Thanksgiving…..tasty, easy to drink and at a real bargain price for all the dinner guests.

10 years ago this fall the movie Sideways was released, featuring a trip in the Santa Barbara wine country, and leaving lasting damage on Merlot. (I love the movie and love a good Merlot)

Here is the 2014 Vintage report from France. Winemakers from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and elsewhere report a challenging but promising year.

Here is the 2014 Vintage report from Italy. Up and down the country winemakers from Piedmont to Tuscany to Sicily report a challenging summer.

Chatt Wine keeps a list of all the weekly wine specials around Chattanooga that we know of. Please let us know if we’re missing something. chattwine@gmail.com

If you would like the Chatt Wine News to come to your email, sign up at http://www.chattwine.com

Send me your local wine events or interesting wine news. chattwine@gmail.com

Cheers

Chatt Wine