A quality wine from Rioja at a budget price, the Javier San Pedro Randez Tempranillo. Bulk Buy!
Sample submitted for review. The Javier San Pedro Randez Crianza Tempranillo from Bodega Vallobera and Axial Vinos is available for $7.99 exclusively at Trader Joe’s. It is imported by Evaki, Inc.
The San Pedro family owns more than 250 acres of prime vineyards around Laguardia.
This Crianza 2017 has spent 12 months in new and semi new American and French oak.
A super fresh Tempranillo with intense cassis and cherry aromas, full flavoured and elegant, it will combine many styles of cooking and red meat dishes. Or simply in its own!
The 2017 Javier San Pedro Randez Crianza Tempranillo begins with a pleasing aroma of black cherry, a little spice, plum and just a touch of coffee.
The wine tastes really pleasant and is very easy to drink. It’s a wine meant to be drunk young and accordingly it’s quite good right now — not blow your socks off good, but really surprisingly solid for just $8.
Smooth, sweet fruit featuring a whole smorgasbord of berry flavors, nicely integrated spice and a bit of balsamic lead into the tart, dry, savory and long finish that even shows a hint of minerality.
The last time we reviewed this wine was the 2012 vintage and it is still going strong! Like we said then — at this price it’s a no brainer as a daily drinker so stock up!