Bodegas Ochoa, Navarra (Spain) Reserva 2009

($22, Frontier Imports): Big and powerful, this blend of Tempranillo (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%) and Merlot has a glossy texture.  Even at seven years of age, a hint of seductive, almost sweet, oakiness remains.  Its ripeness is felt in the finish as a touch of heat.  Brilliant acidity keeps it fresh and prevents it from being heavy or tiring.  It has the flamboyance of a New World wine with an Old World structure. It’s a lot of wine for the price.
88 Michael Apstein Jan 3, 2017