Carlos Serres Gran Reserva 2010
Wine EnthusiastThe 2010 harvest will go down as one of Rioja's greats, and that means wines like this $25 Gran Reserva can be excellent and affordable. It has a nose of mocha, smoke and earthy berry fruits. The palate is layered and texturally complex, while flavors of root beer, baking spice, dried cherry and plum spread out on a smooth finish that is just right in terms of residual tannins and acid. Drink through 2030.
Wine SpectatorThis round red offers ripe and spicy flavors, with dried fig, tobacco, cedar and cinnamon notes that mingle in a plump texture. Light tannins and juicy acidity give this just enough grip. Drink now through 2022. 270 cases made.