2009 Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Limited Edition Rioja
I just came back from a high end Napa tasting at my local wine shop where I had some excellent Mountain and Rutherford Cabs. I opened this to have one more glass and was surprised at how well it stood up since my palate was dialed into more new world wines that cost much more than this one did ($12.99 at Costco).
The nose projects nice dark cherry aromas, a little chocolate and some earth. Palate and mid-palate this wine really holds up well. Rich flavors, more cherry, red fruit, licorice that is smooth and fruity. Finishes subtlety at first with a nice fruit kick that’s dry and lasting.
This one tastes a few years older than it really is; a nice elegance at a favorable price. A good buy for sure.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points
Costco item number: 786005