The Clos De Nit Tinto, a kitchen sink blend from Montsant, Spain. 40% Garnacha, 25% Carinena, 20% Merlot, 10% Tempranillo and 5% Cabernet … [Read more...]
The Best Spanish Wine Under $20
It might surprise you to know that Spain has more vineyard land than any other country in the world! (It also has the highest life expectancy in Europe -- coincidence? I think not!) Spain is one of our very favorite value regions because so much of that vineyard land is old, which means lots of really old grapevines, which equates to delicious wines.
Spain also follows strict laws as to how they can label their wine. This means that unlike a number of New World regions, wines here must meet stringent requirements to get a term like Reserva or Gran Reserva. In other words, when you see these terms on the label they actually mean something!
The Tempranillo and Garnacha varieties dominate the red wines here, but great value can be found in many other varieties as well, especially the whites. Read on for our picks of The Best Spanish Wine Under $20!
The Terrenal Seleccionado, a smooth and easy blend from Spain. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell from Yecla, Spain. The wine is … [Read more...]
Trader Joe's Top Picks is back! The La Paca Garnacha is the first of our updated recommendations. Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain. … [Read more...]
The Maetierra Dominum QP Quatro Pagos Reserva Rioja, made from four distinct estates in Rioja. 87% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano and 4% Garnacha … [Read more...]
A 2012 Toro Tempranillo that's normally well above our $20 limit! 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) from Toro, Spain. The wine spends 14 … [Read more...]
The Ludovicus Tinto, another great Garnacha! 100% organically grown Garnacha from Terra Alta, Catalonia, Spain. The wine spends 4 months in … [Read more...]