2010 Montebuena Rioja, Spain, $13.99/Sale $10.99: Produced from 100% Tempranillo grapes, which are hand harvested from the Montebuena vineyard, this wine’s deep ruby color and fruity aromas will reel you in.
A spicy vanilla bouquet gives way to smooth fruit in the mouth and a full-flavored, persistent finish. This comes via Fran Kysela of Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD, Wine Enthusiast’s #1 Importer for 2013, whom Robert Parker has pronounced “one of the finest palates and selectors of top wine.”
An excellent value for Rioja, we think you’ll love it. 90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar