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W.O.M. for October: 2001 Grand Reserva Rioja… Hello, No Brainer!

W.O.M. for October: 2001 Grand Reserva Rioja… Hello, No Brainer!

Fall is here! Bring on the falling leaves, cool breezes, and fire pits. As the season changes so does the fare. Our wine team is looking forward to roasted lamb, hearty stews, and roasted root vegetables. Keeping with WOM tradition we have the perfect wine to pair with your favorite fall dishes.

Faustino’s 2001 Gran Reserva is absolutely perfect. Now, I realize this is a bold statement but I will stand behind it. A 2001 vintage, she already has some bottle age. She is delicate and pretty. Bursting at the seams with leather, cranberry, tobacco leaves, and roses, the weight is medium but the complexity is endless. Even if you’re not serving a huge meal she is still ok to drink on her own. We are always excited about our WOM but this gem is a real treat! When was the last time you had a 2001 Rioja? C’mon…you won’t be disappointed.

Faustino, 2001 Gran Riserva 
Rioja, Spain

97 Points, Decanter Magazine :“Deliciously decadent, with extraordinary vitality on the palate and a long, unique finish. A jewel at this price. I have this wine full marks – it was perfect. I cannot think of any other wine, in this price range, that provides so much complexity, elegance, style, classicism and length.”

2015 Decanter Magazine Wine of the Year!

Regular Price $39.99

WOM Price: $28.99