Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Spain

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Spain is home to some of the best wine values in the world. Get the most for your money with critically-acclaimed, bold Spanish wines. Here are some of our top Spanish selections.

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  1. Escondido

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#89372

    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    Some modern, meaty oak and spice, laid across ripe dark cherries and plums here. The palate has a very smooth and slick feel with a succulent, juicy and attractively fresh, dark-plum finish. Handy depth. Drink or hold.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

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  2. Castaño Alcaria

    Old Vines
    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#91013

    JD9191 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - February 21, 2018
    A custom cuvée made for importer Eric Solomon with Jean-Marc Lafage, the 2016 Alcaria is a blend of 50% Monastrell, 25% Syrah, and the balance Garnacha, brought up in a mix of French and American oak barrels. An incredible value that more than over-delivers, this deeply colored red boasts terrific notes of ripe black fruits, chocolate, smoked herbs, and graphite. With full-boded richness and a sexy, opulent style on the palate, it opens up nicely in the glass and should keep for 2–4 years.
    RP8989 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Dec 2017
    One of the new custom cuvées for their U.S. importer Eric Solomon is the 2016 Alcaria, which is about to be launched. It’s a GSM-ish blend of 60% Monastrell with 25% Syrah and the remaining Garnacha Tintorera with a short time in French and American oak barriques. It’s a little reduced right now after bottling (most probably because of the Syrah), so you might need to give it an energetic decanting or some more time in bottle. The meat component in many wines in this region is part of the signature and the rustic elegance of these wines. There is no reduction in the palate, where the tannins are fine-grained and there’s good balance. 120,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017.
    SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2017
    Floral and mineral notes frame juicy cherry and red plum flavors in this fresh red. Crisp acidity keeps the supple texture focused, while firm tannins give this some heft. Monastrell, Syrah and Garnacha Tintorera. Drink now through 2024. 6,000 cases imported.
    WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/1/2018
    This blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Garnacha Tintorera feels lively, its dark plum and berry aromas laced with chocolate. Smacking tannins create a dry sensation, framing ripe black plum and prune flavors. Complex notes of spice and tomato emerge on the firm finish.
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    Primary Grape: Mourvèdre | All Grapes: 60% Monastrell, 25% Syrah, 15% Garnacha Tintorera

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  3. Romeo Selección Monastrell

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#89370

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    Primary Grape: Mourvèdre | All Grapes: Monastrell

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  4. La Legua Parcela “El Transformador”

    2014 / 750 ml. | Item#89367

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, July 24, 2017
    A big ripe wine with a touch of caramel alongside the big black plum note. A massively tannic but relatively plush wine that has a certain freshness. This ought to age well. Better from 2020.
    RP8787 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Feb 2017
    There is a new red blend of Tempranillo with some 13% Cabernet Sauvignon called 2014 El Transformador, from grapes mostly from a plot that names the wine. The vines were planted in the 1970s on limestone soils. It fermented with indigenous yeasts after a cold soak with dry ice, followed by ten months in second and third year French oak barrels. It showed very high ripeness and some volatility that made it a little blurry. The palate showed similar flavors and some dusty tannins. 8,000 bottles produced.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 92% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon

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  5. Monte Hiniesta

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#91972

    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, August 2, 2018
    Very ripe and slightly raw oak over black fruit and coconut candy. The palate has dense, chewy fruit and really assertive tannins. Needs a year or two to settle in.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tinta de Toro

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  6. Evodia

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#89502

    JD9393 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - March 22, 2021
    Based on 100% Garnacha, the 2019 Evodia is a killer value that delivers incredible Garnacha flair at a crazy good price. Kirsch, blackberry, acacia flower, violet, and sandalwood notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless, beautifully layered wine with fabulous tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is the finest wine at this price point in the world.
    RP90+90+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Apr 2020
    The 2019 Evodia is pure Garnacha from old head-pruned vines in the Sierra Santa Cruz in Calatayud. It fermented with around 20% full clusters in concrete and matured mostly in concrete with just 20% of the blend put in used oak barrels for three months. There is a component that matured in concrete egg that I was able to taste separately that seems to bring a touch of freshness to the final blend, something welcomed in a warm year like 2019, which seems like a fresher version of 2017, when the wines achieved quite good ripeness. The nose opens up nicely in the glass and is quite aromatic and floral, exuberant, with a heady touch of ripe fruit. It’s young and tasty, tender and pleasant to drink, with a forward personality. A real bargain. I hope there are more wines like this in Aragon, where the wealth of Garnacha vineyards would make it possible quite easily. 150,000 bottles produced. There are two batches per year. What I tasted had been bottled in February 2020, just a few days before I sampled it.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Garnacha

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  7. Garnacha de Fuego

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#93685

    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2021
    Brilliant violet. Expressive cherry, blueberry and floral pastille aromas are complemented by suggestions of cola and licorice. Sweet, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering jammy black and blue fruit and spicecake flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Shows appealing sweetness and no rough edges on the long, juicy finish, which features repeating spiciness and a hint of florality.
    JD9090 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - October 21, 2020
    All destemmed Grenache from the Calatayud region of Spain, the 2019 Garnacha De Fuego offers a deeper purple, almost opaque color to go with gorgeous wild strawberry and blueberry fruits intermixed with notes of candied orange and flowers. This beauty is medium-bodied, seamless, textured, and just impossible to resist. It sells for a song and way over-delivers. Enjoy bottles over the coming year or two, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it keep even longer.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Garnacha

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  8. El Coto Rioja Crianza

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#78330

    JS8989 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    Some wet-wool aromas with dried plums, too. The palate has a mellow array of red berries and smooth, easy tannins. Drink now.
    SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2020
    This red has a juicy, tender texture, with gentle tannins and citrusy acidity. Cherry, candied berry and vanilla flavors mingle with herbal and forest floor notes. Harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2026. 500,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: 100% Tempranillo

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  9. Friend & Farmer Red Wine

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#87396

    Wine Grapes

    Primary Grape: Tempranillo | All Grapes: Tempranillo

    DESIGNATIONS

    Organic

    Organic: USDA Organic, Demeter-certified biodynamic, Certified organic by Sohiscert

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  10. Blau

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#76384

    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, July 26, 2019
    A vibrant nose with ripe dark berries, as well as an earthy thread. The palate has such rich, fleshy fruit that sails on fine, velvety tannin. Impressive purity, too. Drink or hold.
    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2021
    Deep violet. Spice-accented red berry and cherry pit aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and pungent flowers. Fleshy and appealingly sweet on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, cherry cola and floral pastille flavors underscored by a smoky mineral quality. Shows very good balance and focus on the incisive finish, which is framed by harmonious tannins.
    SP8585 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2020
    This fruit-centered red is fresh and lively, with berry and cherry flavors, accented by vanilla and licorice notes. Snappy acidity and light, firm tannins keep this focused. Cariñena, Syrah and Garnacha. Drink now through 2024. 11,000 cases made, 3,800 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Carignan | All Grapes: Mazuelo, Syrah

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  11. Tarima Hill

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#73855

    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2020
    This bold red features a thick, rich texture, with ripe, heady flavors of currant and blackberry preserves, backed by cocoa, espresso and loamy earth notes. Muscular tannins are well-integrated, with enough orange peel acidity to keep this lively. Harmonious, in a full-throttle style. Drink now through 2027. 10,000 cases made, 9,000 cases imported.
    Wine Grapes

    Primary Grape: Mourvèdre | All Grapes: Monastrell

    AWARDS & ACCOLADES

    2017 Wine Spectator Top 100 Selection | #17

    Wine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2017 | #17

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  12. Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#76209

    RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 10th Sep 2020
    I also tasted the following vintage, the 2018 Juan Gil (silver label), from a cooler and rainier, more continental vintage than the 2017 I tasted next to it. The origin is the same, Monastrell from their own old, non-irrigated vines fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels for around 12 months. This is the first vintage that is certified organic. There were some challenges, but they resulted in a fresh and balanced wine with integrated oak and a juicy and round palate. They have introduced optical sorting of the grapes, and perhaps that’s why there is more precision and purity. They cannot do manual sorting at this price point, but optical sorting seems like a good alternative. 2018 is a more difficult vintage than the 2017, yet this wine is better, juicier and seems to absorb the oak better, with just a smoky touch that reminded me somehow of a Northern Rhône. Really impressive. 312,000 bottles. It was bottled in June 2020.
    VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2021
    Inky ruby. Fresh black and blue fruit aromas are sharpened by a smoky mineral nuance and a flourish of pungent flowers. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering juicy, spice-laced cherry and boysenberry flavors supported by a smoky mineral undertone. Finishes silky, precise and very long, with lingering florality and well-knit tannins.
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    Primary Grape: Mourvèdre | All Grapes: Monastrell

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    Organic

    Organic: Certified organic by Consejo de Agricultura Ecológica de la Región de Murcia

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  13. Viña Zorzal Malayeto

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#89784

    RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Dec 2018
    The single-vineyard Garnacha 2016 Malayeto comes from 2.39 hectares of vines averaging 35 years of age in the village of Fitero at 520 meters in altitude on limestone soils. It’s a bright ruby colored red, wine with tons of spices, herbs, flowers, notes of bay leaf, thyme and a bright personality. It has a light to medium-bodied palate with unnoticeable oak (it matured in well-seasoned, neutral oak foudres and barrels), with complex stone minerality, a dry and long finish. This is really delicious and a very good value, possibly the freshest of the six Garnachas I tasted from them. Some 12,000 bottles were filled in March 2018. This is a real bargain, one to buy by the case.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 100% Garnacha

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  14. Honoro Vera Garnacha

    2019 / 750 ml. | Item#78163

    VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Feb 2021
    Brilliant violet. Aromas of candied red and dark berries, incense and smoky minerals are complemented by a building floral nuance. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering lively boysenberry, cherry and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied lavender. Finishes sweet and youthfully tannic, displaying strong, spice- and mineral-driven persistence. Fermented in small stainless steel tanks and aged in small used French oak barrels.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Garnacha

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  15. Borsao Garnacha

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#76763

    SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2020
    This red is fresh and juicy, with sweet cherry, tangerine and vanilla flavors. Features light tannins and just enough tangy acidity to keep the lively fruit in focus. Drink now through 2022. 70,000 cases made, 30,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: Garnacha

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