Our latest Costco pick - a Monastrell based blend boasting big scores and 18 months in oak, the Ego Bodegas Infinito Red Blend. A … [Read more...]
The Best Spanish Wine Under $20 - The 2020 Reverse Wine Snob Picks!
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! While this might not be completely attributable to Spanish wine, we'd like to think it at least plays a part.
Wine from Spain is one of our very favorite values because so much of the vineyard land in Spain is old, which means lots of really old grapevines, which equates to delicious wines. Why? The simple reason is because as vines age and the roots go deeper, they produce less fruit but that fruit is more concentrated with flavor.
Spain also follows strict laws as to how they can label their wine. (Check out Rioja for example.) 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!
Tempranillo and Garnacha dominate the red wines of Spain, but inexpensive gems can be found in many other varieties as well, especially whites such as Albarino. From Rioja to Ribera del Duero to Rias Baixas to the Calatayud to lesser known regions like Carinena, Navarra, Montsant and more, we cover them all to bring you this giant list!
Read on for our list of The Best Spanish Wines Under $20!
A mastery of oak imparted flavors, the Bodegas Beronia Rioja Reserva. 95% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 1% Mazuelo from Rioja, Spain. … [Read more...]
A quality wine from Rioja at a budget price, the Javier San Pedro Randez Tempranillo. Bulk Buy! 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain. … [Read more...]
Still a great value at just $7.99 a bottle. Revisiting this real deal Rioja Reserva aged 30 months in oak barrels, the Kirkland Signature … [Read more...]
Another $5.99 Trader Joe's find, Oxte The Silence Red Blend. 40% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha, 25% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
Bulk Buy Bubbles! The Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava. 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada and 15% Xarel-lo from Spain. This sparkling wine is … [Read more...]