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April 15, 2014
YOU CAN STILL DRINK WELL WITH SPANISH REDS!

"There are plenty of excellent, under-$15 red wines being made around the world today that would shame the wines that people happily paid $25 or more for a decade ago, but no country is producing as many right now as Spain." - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar

As you can see in the quote above, no country does value better than Spain. In fact, it's been almost three years since he made that statement, and it's no less true now. The market hasn't changed, and Spain's relative status as the value leader is arguably even better than it was before. Since today is Tax Day, it's only appropriate for us to offer a value feature. However, since the Spanish value selection is particularly extensive right now, we had to limit ourselves and narrow it down to just an "under-$15 red wines" selection (as Raynolds stated above).

A few of these offerings may look familiar since we've featured a number of them in previous offers. However, a lot of them are now on their home stretch. Part of the reason Spain is looking so strong right now is that a number of these value bottlings happen to be hitting excellent vintages. The upcoming vintages are not as uniformly successful, so we are suggesting the "bird in the hand" approach. These will surprise in the cellar as well, so no fear on that account. Surely you've been through this drill before and you know that once they're gone . . . they're gone. Quantities limited.

CASA CASTILLO 2011 MONASTRELL JUMILLA
score: IWC 90
WA 89

add to cart $8.99   add a case $107.88

Josh Raynolds writes in International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry, star anise and candied rose, with a touch of orange zest. Smells like a ripe pinot noir. Fleshy and seamless, offering sappy red fruit flavors and a bitter note of rhubarb. Subtle vanilla and licorice notes linger on the smooth, gently tannic finish. Lots of wine for the money."

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CUNE 2010 CRIANZA RIOJA
score: WA 90

add to cart $9.99   add a case $119.88

Luis Gutierrez writes in The Wine Advocate: "The 2010 CUNE Crianza, in a similar fashion to its 2011 sibling, is extremely aromatic, with clean raspberry aromas and the benefit of one more year in bottle, which provided it with some more complexity in the form of dried roses and sweet spice notes. The palate is velvety, really easy to drink, with clean flavors and good persistence. I liked it better than the 2011. It’s superb for its price tag! Drink 2014-2017." read more
CELLER DE CAPCANES 2010 MAS DONIS OLD VINES BARRICA MONTSANT
score: WA 92

add to cart $9.99   add a case $119.88

Robert Parker writes in The Wine Advocate: "Produced from 85% Garnacha (70-year-old vines) and 15% Syrah (30-year-old vines) aged nine months in new and older American and French oak, it is another under-the-radar wine that dramatically over-delivers. A custom cuvee made for Eric Solomon, it exhibits notes of rose petals, raspberry jam, crushed rocks, spring flowers and kirsch. Stunningly rich and medium to full-bodied, with wonderful vibrancy, precision and minerality, this beauty coul... read more
COTO DE HAYAS 2011 GARNACHA CENTENARIA CAMPO DE BORJA (BODEGAS ARAGONESAS)
score: WS 91

add to cart $11.99   add a case $143.88

Thomas Matthews writes in Wine Spectator (Smart Buys): "This fleshy red delivers a rich core of blackberry and blueberry compote, accented by toasty vanilla, sweet licorice and cinnamon spice. Well-integrated tannins give this backbone. A bold, modern style. Drink now through 2017. 2,000 cases imported." 

The term “old vines” gets bantered around a lot these days without a lot of clarit... read more

VOLVER 2011 TARIMA HILL ALICANTE
score: WA 91
IWC 91

add to cart $12.99   add a case $155.88

Robert Parker writes in The Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Tarima Hill is made from old vine Mourvedre grown at a high elevation of 2,000-2,500 feet. Aged 20 months in French oak, its sensational inky/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of acacia flowers, blueberry liqueur, blackberries and graphite, and a full-bodied, rich mouthfeel. This sensational red wine could easily sell for three to five times the price with no complaints. It should age easily for another 5-6 year... read more
BODEGAS ORDONEZ 2011 ZERRAN MONTSANT
score: WA 92
IWC 91+

add to cart $12.99   add a case $155.88

Robert Parker writes in Wine Advocate: "Even more so is the 2011 Zerran, which ratchets up the level of concentration and ripe fruit. It reveals abundant kirsch, lavender, black raspberry and dusty, loamy, earthy scents intermixed with notions of spring flowers and blackberries. There is not any oak evident in this dense effort. Its completeness and overall equilibrium are impressive, and this great value should drink well for 5-6 years, possibly longer. (There is no track re... read more

TINETA AVANTE 2010 LA TIERRA DE CASTILLA Y LEON
score: WA 92
IWC 91

add to cart $14.99   add a case $179.88

Robert Parker writes in The Wine Advocate: "Even better is the 2010 Avante, which comes from a vineyard planted in 1960. This unfiltered, 2,000-case cuvee is also 100% Tinto Fino. It offers plenty of charcoal, graphite, black currant, licorice and forest floor notes in a rich, full-throttle format. Consume it over the next 5-7 years."

Josh Raynolds writes in International Wine Cellar: "Bright violet color. Explosive aromas of blueberr... read more

SIERRA CANTABRIA 2008 CRIANZA RIOJA
score: IWC 90

add to cart $14.99   add a case $179.88

Josh Raynolds writes in International Wine Cellar: "Glass-staining ruby. Assertive aromas of red berries, rose and spicecake, with a hint of smoke. Silky and sweet, with fresh raspberry and floral flavors and tangy back-end lift. In an elegant, precise style, with very good finishing clarity and length. This is drinking very well right now." read more
PALACIOS REMONDO 2010 LA MONTESA RIOJA
score: WA 93
IWC 90

add to cart $14.99   add a case $179.88

Luis Gutierrez writes in The Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Finca La Montesa, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo sourced from the family vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro, displays an attractive bright red ruby color, subtle notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, flowers, spices, flowers, wild herbs and some chalk sensations. It is extremely elegant. The palate is supple, sapid (umami?), vibrant, pure, balanced and long. Simply delicious and a grea... read more
MURIEL 2008 VENDIMIA SELECCIONADA RIOJA RESERVA
score: DECANTER 95+

add to cart $14.99   add a case $179.88

Call it the year of Rioja.  You had four Riojas make the Wine Spectator Top 100 including the #1 (Cune) and the #1 on the list for Decanter Magazine was also a Rioja (Faustino).  On that same Decanter list, the #6 wine, sporting a ‘95 point score’, was this one.   The economics were even more appealing as this one sports a $16 price tag.  This is ‘classic’ styled Rioja with the earth, plum, cherry, spice and w... read more

 

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