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Obalo Rioja '18


Obalo Rioja '18

Rioja constantly find its way into our 6 for Everyday features, and for very good reason. This region offers some of the best values found in the world of wine. You have the opportunity to find a wine that never falls short on character or flavor.

Bodegas Obalo is a relatively new winery, founded in 2006 and located right in the heart of Sierra Cantabria in La Rioja. Protected by the namesake mountain range, cold winds from the sea is blocked, exposing the vines to an abundance of sunshine and warmth, additionally aided by vineyard sites boasting various levels of elevation.

Crianza aging requirements allows the wine to sit in oak for at least a year. Obalo uses exclusively French oak. For their Crianza bottling, they use a mixure of new oak and used oak, up to three times. Oak nuances are integrated alongside ripe, bountiful fruit aromas in this bottling. Ripe blackberries, black cherries, with hints of violet and spice make for an excellent and robust Rioja. This is an ideal pairing for stews, game, mushrooms and any dish with an earthy, rustic edge.




Producer Bodegas Obalo
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Tempranillo


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