De Maison Spanish Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Legendary Spanish Wines – Super Saturday Wine Tasting

Saturday, May 27th from 2-5 p.m. – Want to taste some legendary Spanish wines along with some legends in the making? Stop by the store on Saturday as Mike Tiano of the Haw River Wine Man joins us to pour six prized and famed Spanish wines from the De Maison portfolio of André Tamers.  Just $5 to try all 6 wines — free for Grape Nuts!

Our next Super Saturday Wine Tasting is a really special one.  Mike Tiano will be running the tasting bar, and he’ll be pouring you an all-star roster of wines from the famed De Maison Selections portfolio.  Founded in 1996 by Chapel Hill resident André Tamers, De Maison is easily recognized today as one of the top US-based importers of wines from small family-run Spanish estates.  We’re talking legendary names like Remelluri in Rioja, Vina Sastre in Ribera del Duero, and Do Ferreiro in Rias Baixas……….. just to name a few.  We’ll pour you wines from these historically significant producers along with wines from some of André’s newer producers.  This is a golden opportunity to taste and learn about some of the best of the best Spanish producers and their wines.  No RSVP is required and you do not have to be a Grape Nut to attend — just pay $5 before you begin the tasting and have a great time.

De Maison Selections Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Ameztoi Txakolina (Basque Region, Northern Spain): This is the wine equivalent to a gin and tonic………minus the high alcohol.  Light, crisp, and bottled with a little bit of residual CO2 to give it a natural spritz, it is limey, salty, and bone dry.  Folks try to compare it to Vinho Verde, but it is so much more intense.

2. 2016 Bodegas Ostatu Rosado (Rioja, North-Central Spain): This family run winery is located in the Rioja Alavesa in in the town of Samaniego. They treat their dry rosé with the utmost of respect, using grapes from some of the estate’s oldest and highest elevation vineyards.  A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, and just a splash of Tempranillo Blanco fermented in stainless steel, it is one of the most refreshing wines we offer each year.

3. 2015 Do Ferreiro Albarino (Rias Baixas, Northwestern Spain): Like the title of the tasting proclaims, this is one of Spain’s modern legends of wine and arguably the greatest estate producer of Albarino.  From older vineyards planted close to the Atlantic Ocean, this is sublime Albarino with more than just fruit. There is exotic fruit, but there is also stated minerality and an intensity rarely encountered in this grape.

4. 2015 José Antonio Garcia Unculin (Bierzo, Northwestern Spain): Talk about a perfect red for Memorial Day weekend!  The young José Antonio Garcia is one of André Tamers’ newer producers, and we think he’s a legend in the making.  His Unculin is 100% Mencia from 60-80 year old vineyards, and it is pure drinking pleasure.  Comparable to good Gamay or Pinot Noir, it is medium bodied, juicy and easy drinking………perfect for washing down burgers or other stuff off the grill.

5. 2015 Costers del Priorat Petit Pissares (Priorat, Northeastern, Spain): This is another of De Maison’s newer producers, and we think they are destined for stardom!  One of the best values in estate-grown Priorat on the market, the Petit Pissares is a stainless steel fermented blend of 60% Garnacha and 40% Samso (aka Carignan) from the black slate soils of Priorat.  It is fresh and inviting on the one hand, yet “serious” and intense on the other.  Trust us, this is an exciting new Spanish wine.

6. 2010 Remelluri Rioja Reserva (Rioja, North-Central Spain): Telmo Rodriguez is one of Rioja’s brightest stars, and Remelluri is where he does his best work.  A traditional blend of Tempranillo and several other native grapes, this one is fermented with native yeasts and aged for 16 months in oak.  The resulting wine is magnificent — packed with brooding dark fruit notes and complex spices, this is a wine to drink now with food or hold for up to 15 years. Bravo!

7. Surprise Wine: Yep, there’s one more just to motivate you to stop on by.  It’s a red, it’s big, and it’s delicious!

Buy 2012 Atalayas de Golban Torre de Golban Reserva Ribera del Duero at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Tempranillo Treasure – 2012 Torre de Golban Reserva

Wine of the Week – Let me make this easy for you.  The 2012 Torre de Golban Reserva from Spain’s Ribera del Duero region is seriously awesome and easily one of the best values in its category!  100% Tinto Fino (the local name for Tempranillo) from 60 to 80 year old vines, 18 months aging in high quality French oak barriques, just 367 cases for the entire world, and it’s less than $25!  I ordered the last 10 cases that my distributor had in stock.  With the number of serious Spanish wine lovers that shop at the store, I can promise you this one won’t last long.

2012 Atalayas de Golban “Torre de Golban” Ribera del Duero Reserva — On sale through Saturday, April 22nd unless we run out first!

Regular Price: $24.99/bottle

Sale Price: $22.49/bottle (10% off) or $18.99/bottle on your solid 6-pack (over 20% off)

I should start the story by telling you about Ribera del Duero and why it is such a unique and special zone for Tempranillo.  This high desert plateau 2 hours northwest of Madrid gets steaming hot in the summer and frigidly cold in the winter.  Temperatures can easily surpass 100 degrees during the growing season, only to drop into the 50’s at night.  These severe temperature swings would destroy most crops, but these hearty old Tempranillo vines thrive under these conditions yielding grapes with powerful personalities and intricate flavors.  Similarly, the rocky, rugged, and dry conditions of Ribera del Duero cause the vines to struggle, intensifying flavors and adding structure to the wines.

That is why some of Spain’s and the world’s top wineries have set up shop here.  Atalayas de Golban is owned by and the neighbor to Dominio de Atauta, one of Ribera del Duero’s, Spain’s, and the world’s elite estates.  To produce the Torre de Golban Reserva, the estate’s top red wine, the winery uses 100% Tinto Fino from their oldest and highest altitude vineyards.  Tinto Fino is the name of the local clone of Tempranillo found in Ribera del Duero; heartier, thicker skinned, and more resilient than other clones of Tempranillo, it thrives in this inhospitable environment.  The winery ages the wine for 18 months in French oak barrels, followed by an additional 2 years of aging in bottle before release.

The resulting wine is a big one and one that can be consumed now or over the next 4 to 5 years.  It’s a little shy right out of the gate, so it’s not a bad idea to decant this one or pour it into your glass for a 10 minute “breather.”  Once it opens, it is a symphony of aromas and flavors that will delight the palates of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux lovers……..or those who like big, strong, powerful wines.  Assertively dark fruited (blackberry, black currant, black cherry) with background notes of tobacco, spice box, coffee, vanilla, and dark chocolate, this could easily pass for a good Left Bank Bordeaux or mountain-grown Napa or Sonoma Cabernet.

 

Trust me folks, if you like bigger, more structured, and more savory wines that work wonders with grilled meats, this one is for you.  As I said in the opening lines, I ordered the last 10 cases from my distributor and this one won’t last long.  Stop by and pick some up or email me and I’ll be glad to hold your wine for you through the end of the sale period.  Cheers and happy eating and drinking in Asheville, NC.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
josh@tablewineasheville.com
828.505.8588

Cabernet Sauvignon Showdown wine tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Super Saturday Wine Tasting – Spanish Wine Extravaganza

Saturday, January 28th from 2-5pm — Super Saturday Wine Tasting!  It’s a Spanish Wine Extravaganza presented by Richard McKinney and Lauren Shrewbridge of Tryon Distributing — sample 8 Spanish wines for just $5 — free if you’re a Grape Nut.

Grape Nuts unite as your membership just got better!  If you don’t know what the heck we are talking about, click here to read more about Table Wine’s VIP Wine Club or ask us about Grape Nuts the next time you’re in.  Membership has its privileges and becoming a Grape Nut entitles you to a number of perks for a small fee.  One of the major bonuses of becoming a Grape Nut is the new Super Saturday Wine Tasting series.  These big, themed tastings will take place the last Saturday of each month and will give you the chance to taste more and better wines than typically offered at our free weekend tastings.  With a Grape Nuts membership running just $25 for 12 months, all you have to do is attend 5 Super Saturdays to recoup your original investment.

We’re kicking things off for 2017 with a big, extensive Spanish wine tasting featuring 8 different wines from importers Jorge Ordonez and Aviva Vino.  Both of these importers offer selections from all parts of Spain, and this promises to be a great opportunity to taste, learn, and save on a variety of high quality Spanish wines.  No RSVP is required and you do not have to be a Grape Nut to attend — just pay $5 before you begin the tasting and have a great time.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. Telmo Rodriguez Basa Rueda Blanco (Rueda)

2. Bodegas Muga Rioja Blanco (Rioja)

3. Jorge Ordonez & Co. Botani Moscatel Old Vines (Malaga)

4. Bodegas Borsao Monte Oton (Campo de Borja)

5. Bodegas Luzon Altos de Luzon (Jumilla)

6. Bodegas Volver Tempranillo “Single Vineyard” (La Mancha)

7. Atalayas de Golban Torre de Golban Reserva (Ribera del Duero)

8. Bodegas Ordonez Vatan Tinta de Toro (Toro)

New Spanish Wines Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – New Spanish Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Stop by the store and sample some delicious new Spanish wines!  Friday, November 4th, 4-7pm

Spain continues to be a hotspot when it comes to great wines at great prices.  The country is home to many different grape varieties and styles of wine, and we are excited to share some of our favorite new finds with you this Friday.  Join us as we’ll pour 3 different wines made with some of Spain’s most noted varieties.  We’ll start with a stunning Albarino that sees partial barrel fermentation – it simply blew us away when we tasted it a couple of weeks ago.  Next, we’ll pour you a pair of Mencias from the Northwestern Spain.  This grape produces beautiful red wines that are sometimes compared to fuller, richer styled Pinot Noirs crossed with Loire Valley Cabernet Franc. Sound good?  Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.  Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2015 Bodegas La Cana Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) –Fermented in a combination of stainless steel (80%) and French oak (20%), the wine is aged on the lees with batonnage for a period of 3 months. Fuller bodied, more aromatic and richer than most Albarinos out there, this one packs a serious punch.  Stone fruits, delicate spice and hints of mineral permeate this fuller styled, absolutely delicious white wine.
Tasting Price: $15.29/bottle | $14.44 in mixed six packs | $13.59 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Avancia Mencia “Cuvée de O” (Valdeorras, Spain) – Mencia is the key red grape of Northwestern Spain, and we are huge fans!  This one comes from old vines planted in 1950 and 1980 and is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and then is aged for 8 months in neutral French oak.  The resulting wine is fresh, juicy, and somewhat savory with notes of dark cherry, cranberry, earthy spice and mineral.  91 points Vinous Media
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

3. 2014 Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos (Bierzo, Spain) – This is one of the benchmark Mencias of Spain, and it comes from old hillside and hilltop vineyards on Bierzo’s western edge.  Showing the richer and fuller bodied side of Mencia, it is still beautifully textured and stylish.  Showing aromas and flavors of fresh berries, complex mineral, licorice, and violets, it is a beautiful wine to drink now and over the next 5 to 7 years.  It is also an incredible value. 93 points The Wine Advocate
Tasting Price: $19.79 on mixed 3-packs | $18.69 on mixed 6-packs | $17.59 on mixed cases

Envinate Albahra

2014 Envinate Albahra

The 2014 Envinate Albahra is one of the most unique and distinctively delicious Spanish red wines I’ve ever discovered!  Just 580 cases were produced and we got our hands on 12 of them!!

The 2013 vintage, the winery’s debut release, scored 91+ points with The Wine Advocate.  I’m predicting the 2014 will score 92-93 points.   Whatever it scores, it is absolutely delicious and one of my top picks for the fall season.  Talk is cheap.  Come try it this Saturday,  October 1st any time between 2 and 5 p.m.

Enviante is one of Spain’s newest and hottest young wineries.  Founded in 2005 by four friends who studied enology together at the University of Miguel Hernandez in Alicante, Envinate (translated Wine Yourself) is real wine from real folks.  This Gang of Four make wines in a number of Spain’s most distinctive zones, and their collective aim is to make profoundly pure and authentic wines that express the terruño of each parcel in a clear and concise manner.  To this end, no chemicals are used in any of the Envínate vineyards, all parcels are picked by hand, the grapes are foot-trodden, and the wines are fermented exclusively with wild yeasts, with a varying proportion of whole grape clusters included. For aging, the wines are raised in old barrels and sulfur is only added at bottling, if needed. The results are some of the most exciting and honest wines being produced in Spain today.

 

The Gang of 4 from Envinate.

Team Envinate

The 2014 Envinate Albahra is 100% Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet) that comes from a 30 year old, organically farmed vineyard in Almansa, in Southeastern Spain.  The wine is fermented with wild yeasts in large cement vats and then is left to settle for 8 months before bottling.  While most of the Spanish Garnacha Tintorera I’ve tried has been deeply colored, chunky and rustic, this one is quite the opposite!  Displaying lovely notes of ripe cherry/black cherry, strawberry, savory earth and spice notes, it smells just as good as it tastes.  Even better, the palate is soft, silky, gentle and fresh.  It calls to mind really good Morgon (Gang of Four style) and rustic styled Red Burgundies from the south (think Mercurey).  One more reminder — come taste it this Saturday, October 1st!

2014 Envinate Albahra – On sale through Wednesday, October 19th

Regular Price: $21.99

Sale Price: $18.99/bottle (beats best online price) or $16.99/bottle on solid 6-packs (destroys best online price)

With fall and cooler weather upon us, I recommend stocking up on this one to enjoy with savory dishes, like roasted meats, sausages, mushrooms, and traditional Spanish rice dishes, like paella or arroz negro.  However, I drank a bottle with friends last night with nothing more than a glass and it was delicious.  With just 12 cases on hand and as excited as I am about this one, it won’t last long.  Stop by the store to pick some up or email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com and I’ll set some aside for you.  Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588

 

 

Spanish Wine Tasting

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Spanish Wines

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting on Saturday, October 1st from 2-5 p.m. starring some awesome Spanish wines!  Make your weekend even better with Asheville’s best free wine tasting.  This week, we’ll pull the corks on some incredible Spanish wines, including the 2014 Envinate Albahra, our new Wine of the Week.  In addition, we’ll pour you a deliciously fresh White Rioja and a classic Spanish “table red” from the Campo de Borja region.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines every Saturday at Table Wine.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, and mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2015 Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Blanco (Rioja, Spain) – This white wine is a combination of 85% Viura and 15% Tempranillo Blanco fermented entirely in stainless steel.  Although Viura is quite common for White Rioja, this is the first time we’ve ever encountered Tempranillo Blanco, a natural mutation of Red Tempranillo that was discovered in 1988.  All of that aside, the wine is delicious and offers loads of quality at a ridiculously reasonable price.  Dry, zesty, aromatically engaging and perfect for summer, you’ll want to buy more than just one of these.
Tasting Price: $9.89/bottle | $9.34 in mixed six packs | $8.79 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Monte Oton Garnacha (Campo de Borja, Spain) – This is a Table Wine classic!  We’ve continuously stocked it since day one, July 29, 2010 to be exact.  100% Garnacha from hillside vineyards planted at an elevation of 1,200 feet on the southern side of the Moncayo mountain range, it represents one of the great red wine values in the world. No oak is used in this totally naked red. This fresh, medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, hedonistic as well as intellectually challenging wine should drink well for 2-3 years.
Tasting Price: $8.09 on mixed 3-packs | $7.64 on mixed 6-packs | $7.19 on mixed cases


3. 2014 Envinate Albahra (Almansa, Spain) – It’s our new Wine of the Week, and it’s one of the most distinctly delicious Spanish reds we’ve ever stocked.  100% Garnacha Tintorera (aka Alicante Bouschet) from older, high altitude, organically farmed vineyards in Southeastern Spain, it is wonderfully fresh, soft, juicy and complex with notes of ripe red fruits, savory earth, and spice.  To read more about it, click here.
Tasting Price: $18.99 on mixed 3-packs | $18.69 on mixed 6-packs | $17.59 on mixed cases
Special Wine of the Week Price: $18.99/bottle or $16.99 on solid 6-packs

Camina Tempranillo from La Mancha, Spain.

2015 Camina Tempranillo

Case of the Month – A new Spanish wine perfect for all occasions at less than $10/bottle and as low as $7.49/bottle!  I’m going to keep this really simple folks.  The 2015 Camina Tempranillo is our new Case of the Month and you won’t find a better bottle of red Spanish wine for less than $10!  From the dry and wind-swept vineyards of La Mancha, not far from Madrid, this is an absolutely charming red wine at a ridiculously low price.  It’s the 2015 Camina Tempranillo, and it’s our new Case of the Month.  Save big on it through October 20th and come taste it for free at the store on Friday, September 23rd any time between 4 and 7 p.m.  Here’s the deal:

2015 Camina Tempranillo – On Sale Through Thursday, October 20th

Regular Price: $9.99/bottle

Sale Price: $7.49/bottle when you buy it by the case!

Founded in the winter of 1955 by a group of 25 grape growers, the Camina Cooperative is still going strong 50 years later.  Tempranillo does incredibly well on the arid, elevated plains of La Mancha.  Sunny, dry days ensure full ripening of Tempranillo, Spain’s most beloved varietal, and Vintage 2015 was a great one in the region.  You can immediately detect that in the appearance, aroma, and flavor of the wine.  It pours a lovely cherry red color and exhibits aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry, plum and blackberry leading into a seamless and smooth palate of spicy berry fruit.  It’s not overly complex or complicated, but it is downright delicious.  With soft, fine grained tannin and moderate acidity, this one doesn’t require food or aeration.  Just pop and pour!

At less than $10 per bottle and as low as $7.49, you won’t find a better red wine in Western North Carolina for the money.  Trust us, we try a bunch of wines in consideration for the Case of the Month, and we are extremely picky.  This wine is the result of that selective process!  Stop by and pick some up, email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com to place your order, or stop by on Friday, September 23rd to give it a taste. Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville.

Seated Wine Tasting - Great Grapes of Spain

Seated Wine Tasting – Great Grapes of Spain

Seated Wine Tasting on Thursday, August 11th starting at 7:15 p.m. — Sample the great grapes of Spain in the Table Wine Classroom — $30/person — Reservations and pre-payment are required and can be made by calling the store at 828.505.8588.  This guarantees to be an incredible evening of sampling and learning about some of the top wines and grapes of Spain.  One of the largest wine producing countries in the world, Spain is home to a number of indigenous grape varieties and world class production zones.  We will taste and talk about the country’s most significant grapes and regions as well as the historical wine trends of the country.  The cost of entry gets you ample tastes of 9 different wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and a great chance to buy some super wines at discounted prices.  This promises to be fun and interactive night of tasting, talking, learning and buying.

****We can only take 24 for this limited seating event, and reservations and pre-payment are required.  Please plan to arrive at the store by 7:00, and we will get started promptly at 7:15.  Due to our planning needs, refunds can only be offered on cancellations made prior to Tuesday, August 9th.

2013 Precious Syrah

2013 Precious Syrah – Best Price in the Country

What happens when delicious, old vine Spanish Syrah meets used Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels?  I know this sounds crazy, but you gotta’ trust me on this one folks.  This wine is absolutely delicious.  For fans of wines like Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy, do yourself a favor and try this!  Possessing a knockout nose, great color, a sumptuous and flavor-packed palate, and that tell-tale aroma of bourbon barrel, this is the wine for the truly hedonistic enthusiast.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com to reserve yours today.  Here’s the deal.

2013 Precious Syrah – On Sale While Supplies Last

$43.99/bottle

Importer and project manager Dan Phillips is still using that old vine Syrah vineyard in Jumilla for his fruit source and Chris Ringland (Alto Moncayo and Clio winemaker) is still making the wine.  It still sees 18-24 months in those roasty, toasty  used Pappy Van Winkle barrels, and upon breaking the seal on this screw cap enclosed bottle of wine, you can definitely detect that.  But it’s not just a big, fat oak bomb.  There’s also lovely, pure, perfectly ripened and dark Syrah fruit present to balance out that charred barrel nuance.

So what’s it like? If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s pretty decadent.  My notes this year are pretty much the same as they were for the 2011.  As you might expect, it’s extremely rich, heady, full bodied and in your face.  The old vine fruit shines through with aromas and flavors of blueberry liqueur, blackberry, black cherry and peppery spice.  Then the Pappy barrels kick in!  Wood smoke, brown sugar, vanilla, and sweet spice frame all of that ripe and savory fruit very nicely.  At the end of the day, this wine is just pure pleasure, and it’s the perfect bottle for the whiskey and wine lover in your life.  Super full bodied and full flavored, but smooth and silky on the palate, this is probably about as close as most of us will get to Pappy van Winkle.

To place your order and/or reserve your wine, please call us at 828.505.8588 or email me directly at josh@tablewineasheville.com.  

Best Free Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC

Delicious Riojas from Bodegas Carlos Serres

Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Join us this Friday, July 8th to try the delicious Riojas from Bodegas Carolos Serres — stop by any time between 2 and 7 p.m.! This historic estate is based in Haro, the epicenter of the Rioja wine scene.  Carlos Serres, originally from Bordeaux, came to Rioja in the late 1800’s and found in Haro the perfect terroir to make world-class wines inspired by those of his homeland.  The estate continues in that tradition today, and these wines were just recently introduced to the North Carolina market.  We tasted, we liked, and we can’t wait to pour these incredibly delicious and affordable wines for you this Friday.  Stop by, taste, learn about one of Rioja’s legendary estates, and save big!

The Wines
On all tasting wines, save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix six of them, or 20% off when you mix a case or more of them!

1. 2015 Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Blanco (Rioja, Spain) – The estate’s white wine is a combination of 85% Viura and 15% Tempranillo Blanco fermented entirely in stainless steel.  Although Viura is quite common for White Rioja, this is the first time we’ve ever encountered Tempranillo Blanco, a natural mutation of Red Tempranillo that was discovered in 1988.  All of that aside, the wine is delicious and offers loads of quality at a ridiculously reasonable price.  Dry, zesty, aromatically engaging and perfect for summer, you’ll want to buy more than just one of these.
Tasting Price: $9.89/bottle | $9.34 in mixed six packs | $8.79 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja “Old Vines” (Rioja, Spain) – Carolos Serres’ entry level red doesn’t read nor drink like an entry level wines.  Composed entirely of Tempranillo from 50+ year old vineyards from choice vineyard sites around Haro, the wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged in French and American oak for 6 months.  The resulting wine is surprisingly rich and layered with notes red and black fruits along with complex spice notes.  With moderate tanning and acidity (aka structure), this one works well with or without food.
Tasting Price: $8.99/bottle | $8.49 in mixed six packs | $7.99 in mixed cases

3. 2010 Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Reserva (Rioja, Spain) – Here’s a real treat and a beautiful, traditionally styled Rioja Reserva that sells for a song!  A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano aged for 24 months in French and American oak and additional 12 months in bottle before release, this is a seriously flavorful and complex red wine.  Intriguing notes of dried fruits, complex spices, and a slight balsamic note let you know that this is Rioja with age on it.  At less than $15/bottle, this might be the best Rioja value in the marketplace…….period.
Tasting Price: $14.39/bottle | $13.59 in mixed six packs | $12.79 in mixed cases