Viña Eguia, Rioja DOC (Spain) Tempranillo 2018

($13, Quintessential Wines):  Bargain alert.  Light, bright and zesty, this Rioja would fit into my category of “pizza wine” if it came from Italy.  So, call it a tapas wine instead.  But you get the point.  Though it’s a lightweight red, its lively red fruitiness allows you to serve it with barbecued chicken.  Mild tannins even allow you to chill it.  Its balance is what will thrill you, especially at the price.
88 Michael Apstein Sep 14, 2021