2008 Valserrano Rioja Reserva (Saranty Imports), $17

Hefty on the nose and taste for tempranillo.  Spicy.  Has some complexity and good balance although slightly heavy on the acid.

Paired very well with brie, less so with stronger tasting cheeses. Good with pizza, and with very hot peppers (a type of yellow chili pepper) from our garden.

Recommended as good table wine by Total Wine gal.  WS 88, Vivino 4.5  Drink by 2017.  14% ABV.  Liked it well enough but seems like better values out there.

Sipped: 3/6 (very good)

Paired: 3/6 (very good)