Telmo Rodríguez La Social Rioja 2015 (90 JD)
“Readers looking for a value-priced Rioja that delivers the goods should check out the 2015 La Social, which is based on 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and the rest Garnacha. Completely destemmed and aged all in French oak, it offers classic notes of ripe currants, graphite, dried earth and a dusty minerality. It’s a classic Rioja, with medium-bodied richness, plenty of fruit, and ripe tannin. Enjoy it over the coming 2-4 years.”
The aim with La Social is to produce a completely pure and authentic expression of Rioja - a delicious, unpretentious, perfect everyday wine to enjoy in a social setting.
Rioja, Valdeorras, Toro, Spain
Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s pioneer winemakers, advocating native grape varietals tied to the climates and conditions of their sites, and making world-class wines from undiscovered as well as known regions. While Telmo makes rare and limited wines of astonishing character and quality, his everyday wines have been equally praised, and widely recognized for the tremendous value they offer.