Alta, Rioja, Spain - 100% Tempranillo
Founded in 1982 in the town of Ábalos at the foot of the Cantabria mountain range, Bodegas y Viñedos Eguíluz began as the personal project of Javier Eguíluz, a farmer and grape grower committed to the body and the soul of his vineyards. From a very young age Javier aspired to make his own wine from his family’s land. Today the Eguíluz winemaking is a father-and-son endeavor. Javier and Israel work together with a single-minded vision of making wines that are true to their roots: authentic, eloquent, and faithful to this unique region with its history of winemaking excellence.
Fun Fact: Rioja Reserva wines are aged for a minimum of 3 years with spending at least 1 year in oak. The Eguiluz, Reserva has spent 18 months in American and French oak barrels and the remaining time in bottle.
Tasting Notes: Intense and complex. Balsamic notes, red and black fruits, and a touch of toasty oak nuance. Well-balanced with a persistent finish.
Pairing Suggestions: Great food wine! Delicious with a rosemary rubbed rack of lamb or roasted duck. Wild mushroom risotto, lamb tagine, grilled chorizo, barbecued beef brisket, ratatouille, or even moo-shoo pork!