June 17, 2009

Bodegas Montecillo Reserva Rioja 2000

We went to Anthony's restaurant for dinner for our anniversary and he pulled out a bottle of this Rioja from his reserve stash. It was really good. I think we've had it before but I guess I've never written about it.
Bodegas Montecillo is apparently one of the oldest wineries in Rioja, Spain. This Rioja is made from carefully selected Tempranillo grapes and then aged at least 3 years. At least half of that time is in French oak barrels. This is a very full-bodied, round wine that went really well with my Peppered Filet with Sun-Dried Tomato Demi and Anthony's Roasted Peking Duck.

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