20 Sep $12 Rioja 92 Points
Spain delivers again! Check out this tasty Rioja that way over-delivers for under $12. This is one to grab by the case before everyone finds out about it!!
2014 Hazana Old Vine Rioja
On Sale $11.99 (lowest price online!)
The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this collaboration between importer Eric Solomon and the owner and winemaker has produced an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old unirrigated, head-pruned vines. Loads of lead pencil shavings, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf all jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple wine. Soft tannins, medium to full body and fabulous intensity, make for a sensational Rioja to drink over the next 5-7 years.
92 Points, Robert Parker