2007 Marques de Caceres Rioja

From the top end of the cheap Trader Joe's collection, I give you the 2007 Marques de Caceres Rioja.

With the price tag of $14.99, it may not even qualify for the cheap category. And while it is quite decent indeed, robust, and very tannic, it lacks the rich finish of a truly great Rioja.

It will go well with lamb or duck, but I would not pour it to be enjoyed without a meal.

I will probably keep buying it from time to time, like I have to date, because I keep forgetting how thoroughly unremarkable this wine is. And the bottle looks real nifty. Here's hoping I will remember next time.

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