90 Days of Summer: Editors' Picks

Day 14: Red, Red, Rioja

No patience to let young wines age? Rioja reservas do the waiting for you.

Sierra Cantabria Crianza
The grand tradition of Spain’s Rioja region is a boon for impatient wine drinkers. Strict guidelines for the “reservas” wines mean producers must age each vintage at least three years before bottling, though for generations producers have been exceeding these minimums. Take advantage of their foresight and pick up a bottle of Sierra Cantabria Crianza, an earthy and spicy Tempranillo, left unfiltered for added complexity. More restraint than most? This Rioja will age nicely for another three or four years. Sierra Cantabria ($19.99) available at Haskell's, 13 Twin Cities locations, haskells.com

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