Bodegas Izadi Rioja Reserva 2014
This smooth, rich red has a savory character, with loamy earth, toast and mineral notes framing a core of plum and licorice flavors. Firm tannins provide backbone, and gentle acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through 2024.
There are notes of smoky bacon and pork scratchings in the 2014 Reserva, a juicy, meaty and generously oaked red. The tannins tend to saturate your palate with a dry, dusty texture and a very dry finish.