WHAT: Beronia Tempranillo Elaboración Especial 2006 (red) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Rioja, Spain
WHY: Here's an attractive way to acquaint yourself with Tempranillo, Spain's most popular grape. Don't be afraid of any Old World standoffishness here. Oak, soft juicy fruit and mocha smoothness abound within a well-structured package. If you're serious about your chili, here's a perfect match.
PRICE: 750 ml/$18.95
AVAILABILITY: At selected Vintages outlets (product #723643)