If you like wines from Rioja, try a wine from Ribera del Duero. You will see many similarities such as the prevalence of Tempranillo grape, and the aging standards for Crianza, Reserva, and Gran Reserva wines. However, there is a big difference in the climate and altitude, which I think gives Ribera del Duero wines a bigger, bolder characteristic. This wine is full body, creamy. Nose of grilled meat, eucalyptus, copper. On the palate grapefruit rind, rosemary, and copper. It has spent 18 months aging in a wooden barrel, and 18 months in bottle as designated by “Reserva”. This wine has also undergone malolactic fermentation, which is a process that converts sharper acids into softer, potentially creamier acids which is evident in the wine.