New Wine from Historic Rioja Estate Earns #34 Top Wine of the Year
This is another one of those little Spanish wines that overachieves – even at a higher level, delivering huge value in the under $20 category – so much so that Wine Spectator called it the #34 Wine of the Year for 2013!
It is a new wine from the historic Martinez Bujanda family, who have been producing Rioja in the region for the last 125 years. The relatively recent initiative brings together an old world approach in the vineyards with modern innovation in the cellar for what is our favorite value pick of the week! And what Zachys truly enjoys about this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Trousseau is its approachability in both price and drinkability – this is one of those wines you have a case of on hand, open any time as a crowd pleaser for good conversation or to pair with grilled lamb or pork and you can do no wrong.
The sleek and stylish Rioja indirectly comes from the traditionally-minded Conde de Valdemar estate – formerally known as Martinez Bujanda that dates back to the pioneering Rioja days of 1889. Valdemar has been cited by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the five best Rioja bodegas over the last 25 years and this new effort emphasizes unique grape varieties from select microclimates within the Rioja region to deliver clean wines that are both modern and distinctive. Here the Bodegas Inspiración is located within Conde de Valdemar – essentially “a winery within a winery” and has quickly established itself as one of the rising stars of the region.
Please note the wines arrive this week and we expect them to sell out quickly due to the press and value. This special pricing is being made available through to Monday, August 11th or while supplies last.
Enjoy these in-stock, ready to ship Summer Riojas!
All my best,
Sale expires 8/11, at 11:59pm. Prices good while supplies last. Discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, futures or gift orders. This offer cannot be combined with any additional promotion. Not responsible for typographical errors. Prices subject to change without notice.