A lighter touch from Rioja, the Bodegas Beronia Crianza. 94% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha and 1% Mazuelo from Rioja, Spain. The wine … [Read more...]
The Best Spanish Wines
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 simple but satisfying wine from Trader Joe's, the La Granja 360 Verdejo Viura. 85% Verdejo and 15% Viura from Castilla y Leon, … [Read more...]
Spanish Tempranillo with a French connection, the Dominio Del Soto Ribera del Duero from M Chapoutier. 100% organically grown … [Read more...]
A tasty ten dollar find from Costco, the Ego Bodegas Goru Gold Red Blend. 80% Monastrell, 15% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from … [Read more...]
Revisiting this real deal Rioja Reserva aged 30 months in oak barrels, the Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva. 100% Tempranillo from … [Read more...]
A $4.99 wonder from Aldi, the La Cornada Crianza Tempranillo. Highly Recommended! Tempranillo from Valdepenas, Castella La Mancha, … [Read more...]
While the name has evolved over the years the wine itself is still a Trader Joe's top pick! The La Sonriente Garnacha from the … [Read more...]
A $12 highly recommended Costco pick, the Tarima Hill Monastrell from Bodegas Volver. Monastrell from 50-90 year old vines in … [Read more...]
An excellent Costco find made from Rioja's other big red grape, the Palacios Remondo La Montesa. 92% Garnacha plus 8% Tempranillo … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]