Tasting Notes: If you have not heard yet, 2015 in Rioja was amazing. Yes, the stars aligned and produced what will no doubt become an epic vintage. The Roda Reserva is my cup of coffee in a wine glass. Yes, that sounds weird, but when a wine smells like a beautiful cup of dark roasted coffee, then why not. This new world expression of rioja is as good as it gets, with the espresso notes accompanied by lots of spice and dark fruit. The silky texture of this wine makes it even more of a winner.