91
Bodegas Alvia 2008 Livius Tempranillo
Tempranillo (Rioja)
The core of this wine is a deep eggplant-skin color, with a medium crimson rim. The nose is packed with succulent sweet spice and ripe peak-of-summer berries. Fallen leaves, caramel cream and toasted walnuts add intrigue. The palate is mouthfilling, but boasts buoyant acidity and suavely managed, medium tannins to rein in the ripe fruit exuberance. Overall, itís creamy on the palate yet nicely refreshing, offering generous complexity coupled with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2018.

91
Bodegas Alvia 2008 Livius Tempranillo
Tempranillo (Rioja)
The core of this wine is a deep eggplant-skin color, with a medium crimson rim. The nose is packed with succulent sweet spice and ripe peak-of-summer berries. Fallen leaves, caramel cream and toasted walnuts add intrigue. The palate is mouthfilling, but boasts buoyant acidity and suavely managed, medium tannins to rein in the ripe fruit exuberance. Overall, itís creamy on the palate yet nicely refreshing, offering generous complexity coupled with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2018.

91
Bodegas Alvia 2008 Livius Tempranillo
Tempranillo (Rioja)
The core of this wine is a deep eggplant-skin color, with a medium crimson rim. The nose is packed with succulent sweet spice and ripe peak-of-summer berries. Fallen leaves, caramel cream and toasted walnuts add intrigue. The palate is mouthfilling, but boasts buoyant acidity and suavely managed, medium tannins to rein in the ripe fruit exuberance. Overall, itís creamy on the palate yet nicely refreshing, offering generous complexity coupled with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2018.