Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2007 Altos R Tempranillo

2007 Altos R Tempranillo
La Rioja region of Spain

This bottle of wine was included in our most recent Wall Street Journal Wine Club shipment.

The Altos R Tempranillo was a very smooth dry red and we paired it with spicy tacos. I'd like to try it with some lamb or bison. Though it was aged in French oak, the taste was not oaky at all. I'm finding I'm not a huge fan of heavy oak taste so that was a positive for me.

Honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing trying to review wines but I liked this one. It is listed around $15/bottle which seems like a very fair price for the bottle. I'd totally buy it again.

Lots of wine posts to come, by the way. We visited Napa and Sonoma recently and I have much to report! And so we begin "Winey Wednesday" - I have enough wines in the house to keep the posts coming for at least 3 months at this point.


  1. I wonder if I can find that here in the middle of nowhere? I checked the WSJ Wine club site and they don't ship to my state. Is this like a cab or merlot? Looking forward to more wine reviews!

  2. Hmm, I'd say more like a cab but really I'd compare it more to a shiraz or a zin for how well it went with the spicier food. I'm not a huge fan of Merlot lately (I've gotten into too many really oaky merlots) so maybe I'm biased.


Food for thought - I bet it's tasty! Thanks for commenting!