Another nice find from Navarra, the Bodegas Ochoa Tempranillo Crianza.Single estate Tempranillo from 25 year-old vines at 1,350 feet … [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!
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...]
One for the Spanish Garnacha lovers from NakedWines.com, the Matt Parish Montierrasant Garnacha.Garnacha from 35 year old vines plus … [Read more...]
Another winning Trader Joe's pick, the Dama de Roca Garnacha from Bodegas Paniza.Garnacha from Carinena, Spain. The wine spends an … [Read more...]
You can't ask for much more than this for just $6.99, the Albero Monastrell from Trader Joe's.100% Organically grown Monastrell … [Read more...]