I had this Rioja together with some beef bourgignon, it was a very good pairing since the wine is dry and full bodied. It is a good idea to leave decanting for a while. I give it four stars because in spite of being very good, and something i would buy again under a price/quality criterion, there are better Riojas out there.
Earthy & Spicy
I should have been scared by the color of this wine once I poured it into the decanter...bright red that actually stained the glass! I was not impressed with this wine. The flavor was tart and the taste was average. This might make for an ok table wine at a party once everyone has drank the good stuff. Price definitely reflected quality in this bottle...cheap.