B-21 Top Recommendation
Scoring in the 90s is impressive for any Rioja Crianza. Obalo has consistently been doing this since its debut in 2005. The secret of Obalo is small, old vineyards with an age range between 40 and 90 years old. The winery is located right at the border of La Rioja Alta, although most of its vineyards are distributed throughout Rioja Alavesa. The wine is aged for 12 months in a variety of French oak that are two to three years old, so well balanced and integrated with the 100% pure Tempranillo shining through.