The Vivanco Rioja Reserva, a beauty inside and outside the bottle. 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano from Rioja, Spain. The wine is aged for … [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 Locations E Spanish Wine, innovation never tasted so good. An unconventional blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Carignan … [Read more...]
The La Tercera Rioja Reserva, it doesn't get much better than this 2010 Rioja Reserva for less than 10 bucks! 90% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha … [Read more...]
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 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...]