David Moreno Pena "Side by Side" 2009 Rioja Reserva
“Reserva” refers to wines that have been aged in barrel for at least a year and for an additional two years in bottle. The term itself is a hint that what’s in the bottle is something unique and special. This wine is made in a time-honored tradition, much like the AYA “best guns,” made in the English manner in Spain. Meticulous detail goes into the engraving and making of one of these guns, and exhaustive thought and winemaking technique goes into this wine. Bright black cherry and dark plum coat the tongue, and the finish is robust tannins with a hint of vanilla and caramel.