Bernie’s Pick of the Week!
Hazana Tradicion Rioja 2012
90 Points | Stephen Tanzer’s IWC – September/October 2013
(all tempranillo; aged in French and American oak for a year): Inky ruby. Lively, smoke-accented aromas of redcurrant and cherry, with a suave floral quality in the background. Zesty red fruit flavors are complemented by notes of blood orange, rose and musky herbs. Packs a flavorful punch and finishes brisk and spicy, leaving floral pastille notes behind. This wine, which delivers exceptional value, was made by Miguel Angel Rodriguez, winemaker at Vinicola Real, for importer Eric Solomon.
Hazana Rioja Tradicion displays a fantastic deep color, superb berry fruit, and controlled toast and vanilla character. The palate delivers sweet fruit and excellent structure.