Why should Reserva wines get all the love? The Marques de Caceres Crianza Rioja.85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha Tinta and 5% Graciano … [Read more...]
The Best Spanish Wine Under $20 - The 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 Read on for our list of The Best Spanish Wines Under $20!
Read on for our list of The Best Spanish Wines Under $20!
Trader Joe's delivers a solid Spanish blend in an impressive package, the Satis Dei Art Collection Syrah Garnacha.55% Syrah and 45% … [Read more...]
A $50 SRP for only $11.99. Costco delivers another killer Rioja Reserva, the La Gitana Gold Rioja Reserva. Bulk Buy!Tempranillo from … [Read more...]
Another nice find from Navarra, the Bodegas Ochoa Tempranillo Crianza.Single estate Tempranillo from 25 year-old vines at 1,350 feet … [Read more...]
Tasty $5 Spanish Chardonnay from Trader Joe's, the light-bodied and easy to drink Particular Chardonnay from Bodegas San Valero in Carinena. … [Read more...]
Excellent old vine Spanish Garnacha for under $10, the Castillo Monjardin Garnacha La Cantera from Navarra.85% Garnacha and 15% … [Read more...]