Before I tried Peciña I didn’t quite know Rioja could do this. Could the power of oaked tempranillo be married to, well a kind of real elegance? Turns out that no one does Rioja like Peciña. That’s not hyperbole; I mean literally, no one goes to these lengths. This “Crianza” (usually the lightest and youngest of aged Riojas) is the equivalent of other producers’ “Reservas,” as it ages for 2 years in American oak, and then another 2 years (!) before release. This is their supposedly “entry-level” Rioja?!? Red berries, dried flowers, vanilla, tobacco, and silky tannins, too.