23 Mar Favorite Spanish Values are Back!
Two of our favorite weeknight go-to reds are back! Both of these wines offer tremendous drinking pleasure at such modest prices.
2013 Crapula “CR Gold,” Jumilla, Spain (Monastrell-Syrah)
On Sale $10.99
Powerful blackberry aromas are matched by creamy oak. This Monastrell-Syrah blend is a driller, with strong tannins and more than enough body weight. Oaky flavors of dark-berry fruits and black plums finish with vanilla and lactic notes. This is rock solid from head to toe.
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2016 Nexo Rioja
On Sale $12.99
This is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha. The two grapes varieties are vinified separately and then blended together. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks then aged in American oak barrels for four months. Nexo vineyards are located near Viana, in the heart of the Rioja Alta region, known for its ‘old world’ style of wines. A higher elevation equates to a shorter growing season, which in turn produces fresh, elegant and subtle flavored wines with a lighter style. Deep red cherry color with dark ripe plum and cherry on the nose, with some toast, cinnamon and toffee. This wine is tasty, with good structure, tannin and really well balanced. This will go well with pork, lamb and anything that contains red peppers, paprika, garlic or saffron and will complement any Spanish influenced cuisine.