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Much like the other titans of European wine production, Spain's industry has deep historical roots and a kaleidoscopic assortment of varietals, styles, and landscapes. Spain has remained the most staunchly traditional (some might even say backward) of the major European wine-producing nations, but the inevitable march of moderniztion and the demands of the international wine market have compelled many producers to adopt new methods and philosophies.

Spain's rivers form the backbone of many of its most important regions, none more so than the river Ebro that flows through the Rioja DOC. Spain's most prestigeous wine region has undergone fluctuations in style and quality like few others over the years. As in the rest of central Spain, Tempranillo is the favored grape for the finest wines, with Graciano and Mazuelo (Carignan) making up the difference in most blends. In youth, these medium-bodied wines are bright, berry-laden crowd pleasers, but with age, the finest ones (Gran Reservas) can develop haunting complexity and texture reminiscent of fine, aged Burgundy. A hallmark of the wines is their aging in new oak, typically American in origin, and a wine's categorization depends on the length of time spent in barrel. White Rioja wines, made from primarily from Viura (Macabeo), are also famously long-lived and usually see the same extended oak regimen as the reds.

Nearby, on the vast expanse of the Castilla y Leon plateau, other regions also excel with Tempranillo. Ribera del Duero is the more rustic cousin to Rioja's refined presentation. In the hotter continental climate, where temperatures fluctuate dramatically from day to night, the Tempranillo grape takes on a decidedly more animalistic tone. It's no coincidence that this region is home to Spain's most expensive and sought-after wine, Vega Sicilia. The ancient Roman settlement of Toro is also renowned for producing perhaps the densest, most luxuriantly ripe versions of Tempranillo, albeit with some latent sense of balance. The Bierzo region on northwest edge of Castilla y Leon is markedly different thanks to a small degree of exposure to influences from the Atlantic Ocean. Cooler temperatures and slate and granite soils are ideal for the Mencia grape to thrive, making for lighter, lively, fruity wines characterized by a profoundly mineral streak. Rueda is the one prominent white wine region on the plateau, where Verdejo is the principal grape.

Over the Sierra de Cantabria mountains, the north coast of Spain is cooler and wetter. From the Albariño wines of the Galician coast and Rías Baixas in the west to the bracing, lightning Txakolina wines of Basque country to the east, this climate is capable of producing some of the raciest, most refreshing white wines in the world. In the Catalan northeast of the country, at the foot of the Pyrenees, the hot, montane climate excels in producing burly, powerful red wines from Garnacha, Cariñena, and Monastrell. The rustic, hilltop villages of Priorat are especially known for ripeness, power, and longevity. The nearby Penedès produces prodminantly white wines, most notably Spain's answer to Champagne, the sparking Cava wines.

Moving south, the climate warms significantly, and the central regions of Spain, like Jumilla, Yecla, and La Mancha all depend on the harda Garnacha and Monastrell grapes to produce their sometimes massive, rustic, bold reds. The Jerez region in the Andalucían south produces Spain's utterly unique Sherry wines. From the dry Fino and Amontillado styles to the richer, more decadent Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez, these wines are some of the most singular styles in the world. While their styles are not friendly to mass consumption, the connoisseur inevitably finds in the finest examples character and complexity that are unmatched.

Spain's wine tapestry is as ancient as anywhere in Europe, and just as varied. While the country has been slow to jump on the modernization wave, it's now well on its way to a bright future.

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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...beautiful and refined complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a mix of cherries, red plums, cloves, gentle notes of cigar ash, salty soil tones, a touch of wild fennel and a topnote of toasted coconut... pure, full… ...
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Senorio de P. Pecina Rioja Reserva 2011  (#702011)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

[ 93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...beautiful and refined complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a mix of cherries, red plums, cloves, gentle notes of cigar ash, salty soil tones, a touch of wild fennel and a topnote of toasted coconut... pure, full-bodied and shows excellent mid-palate depth, with impeccable focus and balance, modest, buried tannins, bright acids and great soil signature on the very long, very refined and complex finish... 2020-2055. (Jan/Feb 2017) ] 93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...beautiful and refined complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet jumps from the glass in a mix of cherries, red plums, cloves, gentle notes of cigar ash, salty soil tones, a touch of wild…

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92 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: (85% garnacha tintorera, 15% monastrell). Colour: deep cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, dried herbs, creamy oak, cocoa bean, varietal. Palate: powerful, ripe fruit, spicy, round tannins. (2018) ...
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Atalaya Almansa La Atalaya del Camino 2015  (#701856)

Other Red Blends from Spain

[ 92 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: (85% garnacha tintorera, 15% monastrell). Colour: deep cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, dried herbs, creamy oak, cocoa bean, varietal. Palate: powerful, ripe fruit, spicy, round tannins. (2018) ] 92 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: (85% garnacha tintorera, 15% monastrell). Colour: deep cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, dried herbs, creamy oak, cocoa bean, varietal. Palate: powerful, ripe fruit, spicy, round tannins. (2018)

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70% Muscat, 20% Macabeo, and 10% Xarel-lo. Petillant is a vi d agulla, the Catalan name for prickly wine. This vibrant and refreshing wine is the traditional summertime quaffer of the Penedès region of Catalonia. Bright honeysuckle and almond on the nose. Bracingly dry on the palate, with flavors of… ...
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Avinyo Vi d'Agulla Petillant Blanco 2017  (#702012)

Champagne / Sparkling Blend from Penedès, Spain

[ 70% Muscat, 20% Macabeo, and 10% Xarel-lo. Petillant is a vi d agulla, the Catalan name for prickly wine. This vibrant and refreshing wine is the traditional summertime quaffer of the Penedès region of Catalonia. Bright honeysuckle and almond on the nose. Bracingly dry on the palate, with flavors of lemon peel and a faint brininess. Pairings Grilled fish, squid, garlic, white beans, olive oil, tomatoes. ] 70% Muscat, 20% Macabeo, and 10% Xarel-lo. Petillant is a vi d agulla, the Catalan name for prickly wine. This vibrant and refreshing wine is the traditional summertime quaffer of the Penedès region of Catalonia. Bright honeysuckle and almond on the…

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94 points James Suckling: A classic and tightly knit Rioja with dried berry, spice and cedar character on the nose and palate. Medium body, very fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Acidity carries the wine and then the tannins. Gorgeous. Drink now. (7/24/17) ...
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La Rioja Alta Rioja Vina Alberdi Reserva 2011  (#701831)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

[ 94 points James Suckling: A classic and tightly knit Rioja with dried berry, spice and cedar character on the nose and palate. Medium body, very fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Acidity carries the wine and then the tannins. Gorgeous. Drink now. (7/24/17) ] 94 points James Suckling: A classic and tightly knit Rioja with dried berry, spice and cedar character on the nose and palate. Medium body, very fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Acidity carries the wine and then the tannins. Gorgeous. Drink now. …

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94 points Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate): ...produced with Merenzao (aka Trousseau)... this wine is extremely perfumed with an intoxicating bouquet of dry roses, violets and water lilies, wild red berries, pomegranate and watermelon. The palate shows tremendous inner power with a shaft of clean,… ...
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Adega Algueira Merenzao Ribeira Sacra 2013  (#701721)

Other Red Wines from Ribeira Sacra, Spain

[ 94 points Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate): ...produced with Merenzao (aka Trousseau)... this wine is extremely perfumed with an intoxicating bouquet of dry roses, violets and water lilies, wild red berries, pomegranate and watermelon. The palate shows tremendous inner power with a shaft of clean, searing acidity that makes you salivate and ends in a salty, mineral aftertaste. They did it again in 2013! Bravo Algueira! This is a locally sought after bottling of 5,300 bottles filled in December 2014. Drink: 2016-2019. (Apr 2016) ] 94 points Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate): ...produced with Merenzao (aka Trousseau)... this wine is extremely perfumed with an intoxicating bouquet of dry roses, violets and water lilies, wild red berries, pomegranate and watermelon. The palate shows…

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92 points Wine Spectator: Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral notes, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity, leaving a lovely floral finish. Drink now through 2027. (10/15/18) ...
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Breca Garnacha Calatayud Old Vines Breca 2015  (#702106)

Grenache/Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain

[ 92 points Wine Spectator: Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral notes, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity, leaving a lovely floral finish. Drink now through 2027. (10/15/18) ] 92 points Wine Spectator: Round, smooth and dense, this red shows harmony and balance. Plum and blackberry flavors mingle with black olive, toast and mineral notes, supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity, leaving a lovely floral…

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96 points James Suckling: A staggering range of aromas, from dried mango and papaya through toasted nuts to dried flowers. Powerful and concentrated, but not at all fat, this has a stunning texture, due to the interplay of tannins and richness. Very long, intense finish. Drink or hold. (8/2/18) ...
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Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2005  (#701718)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

[ 96 points James Suckling: A staggering range of aromas, from dried mango and papaya through toasted nuts to dried flowers. Powerful and concentrated, but not at all fat, this has a stunning texture, due to the interplay of tannins and richness. Very long, intense finish. Drink or hold. (8/2/18) ] 96 points James Suckling: A staggering range of aromas, from dried mango and papaya through toasted nuts to dried flowers. Powerful and concentrated, but not at all fat, this has a stunning texture, due to the interplay of tannins and richness. Very…

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94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From notes of candied tangerines, this develops scents of mint leaves and flowers. It offers pure sensory pleasure, but also a little intellectual challenge--setting out to recognize all the aromas that emerge from the glass. Eladio Piñeiro, former owner of Mar de Frades,… ...
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Eladio Pineiro Albarino Envidiacochina Rias Baixas 2016  (#701863)

Albariño from Rías Baixas, Spain

[ 94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From notes of candied tangerines, this develops scents of mint leaves and flowers. It offers pure sensory pleasure, but also a little intellectual challenge--setting out to recognize all the aromas that emerge from the glass. Eladio Piñeiro, former owner of Mar de Frades, makes Envidiacochina ('dirty envy') from 30-year-old vines in Salnés. (Aug 2018) ] 94 points Wine & Spirits: 'From notes of candied tangerines, this develops scents of mint leaves and flowers. It offers pure sensory pleasure, but also a little intellectual challenge--setting out to recognize all the aromas that emerge from the…

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94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): The first white I tasted was the 2008 Viña Gravonia Blanco, a true bargain traditional oak-aged Rioja from very old Viura vines (90 years old!) on gravel soils. 2008 was a healthy vintage, which resulted in a slightly smaller crop than 2007, and the white… ...
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Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Gravonia Crianza Blanco 2008  (#332907)

Other White Wines from Rioja, Spain

[ 94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): The first white I tasted was the 2008 Viña Gravonia Blanco, a true bargain traditional oak-aged Rioja from very old Viura vines (90 years old!) on gravel soils. 2008 was a healthy vintage, which resulted in a slightly smaller crop than 2007, and the white grapes were picked starting on October 9th. They have never added yeasts to their wines, and this fermented in centenary oak vats and matured in used barriques for four years. It was bottled unfiltered. It has the right balance between youth and freshness and the more-developed aromas. The notes of dried flowers, honey, nuts and petrol are intermixed with aromas of quince, medlar and other yellow fruit, with hints of saffron and spices, quite developed. The palate is very tasty, and it ends with a salty finish. This is a cool vintage, where the wines show very good freshness. They do their blends to achieve a homogeneous style that shows the fresh and mineral character of the Gravonia vineyard. Year in, year out, this is one of the greatest bargains in Rioja and Spain. They produced some 17,800 bottles, which were filled in November 2013. (Feb 2018) ] 94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): The first white I tasted was the 2008 Viña Gravonia Blanco, a true bargain traditional oak-aged Rioja from very old Viura vines (90 years old!) on gravel soils. 2008 was a healthy vintage, which resulted in a…

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94 points James Suckling: This is very layered with so much dark berry, walnut, aged tobacco, cedar box and just a hint of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied, dense and rich, yet energetic and driven on the finish. Tight still. Give this two or three years to open up. Try in 2020. (8/2/18) ...
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Pingus Psi Ribera del Duero 2015  (#701786)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Ribera del Duero, Spain

[ 94 points James Suckling: This is very layered with so much dark berry, walnut, aged tobacco, cedar box and just a hint of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied, dense and rich, yet energetic and driven on the finish. Tight still. Give this two or three years to open up. Try in 2020. (8/2/18) ] 94 points James Suckling: This is very layered with so much dark berry, walnut, aged tobacco, cedar box and just a hint of bitter chocolate. Full-bodied, dense and rich, yet energetic and driven on the finish. Tight still. Give this two or three…

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92 points Wine Spectator: This red has density yet remains fresh and lively. Black cherry, licorice, cigar box and spice flavors mingle over light, firm tannins, fueled by balsamic and orange peel acidity that leaves a juicy, spicy finish. Graceful. Drink now through 2024. (12/15/17) ...
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Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva 2009  (#702001)

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain

[ 92 points Wine Spectator: This red has density yet remains fresh and lively. Black cherry, licorice, cigar box and spice flavors mingle over light, firm tannins, fueled by balsamic and orange peel acidity that leaves a juicy, spicy finish. Graceful. Drink now through 2024. (12/15/17) ] 92 points Wine Spectator: This red has density yet remains fresh and lively. Black cherry, licorice, cigar box and spice flavors mingle over light, firm tannins, fueled by balsamic and orange peel acidity that leaves a juicy, spicy finish. Graceful.…

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93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...a beautifully light color and a complex and vibrant bouquet of raspberries, strawberries, lovely spice notes of cloves and cinnamon, a hint of meatiness, salty soil tones, wild fennel and a touch of other savory elements... full-bodied, pure and very… ...
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Bernabeleva Garnacha Vinos de Madrid Navaherreros 2015  (#701845)

Grenache/Garnacha from Spain

[ 93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...a beautifully light color and a complex and vibrant bouquet of raspberries, strawberries, lovely spice notes of cloves and cinnamon, a hint of meatiness, salty soil tones, wild fennel and a touch of other savory elements... full-bodied, pure and very transparent in personality, with a fine core, ripe, moderately chewy tannins and excellent focus and grip on the long, tangy and complex finish... Very impressive juice! 2020-2040+. (May/Jun 2018) ] 93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): ...a beautifully light color and a complex and vibrant bouquet of raspberries, strawberries, lovely spice notes of cloves and cinnamon, a hint of meatiness, salty soil tones, wild fennel and a touch of…

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