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What is the Rioja Wine Region Known For? | Sommelier Q&A with Matt Deller, Master of Wine | SommerlierQA.com

What is the Rioja Wine Region Known For?

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Rioja was always known for dusty, old reds, long-aged in seasoned American oak barriques, and overtly vanillin, coconut, dill flavoured American oak aged non-aromatic whites.  Both styles can be really compelling and delicious done well, and horrific done poorly. The origins of this style emerged when ..