Spanish Wines to Brighten Your Day

Spanish Wines are Here to Stay

 

Spanish wines delight with their wide range and versatility. This time of year, we tend to crave the bright and bubbly Spanish wines. There’s always a rare grape or surprising blend hidden among the super varied Spanish wines. Get curious and you’ll see there’s a whole world of Spanish wines to discover. To get you started, here are some suggestions for Spanish wines from sales associates Elizabeth Smith and Josh Mitzrahi, sales manager Bambi Ray, and assistant wine buyer Laura Atbashian.

Ponce “Reto,” Manchuela – 2015 $20.96
Ponce’s Reto Manchuela 2015 is a masterpiece of the Albillo grape, showing peach, apricot, melon, daffodils, and popcorn on the nose. It has a rich, round mouthfeel lightened with a hint of spritz on the tongue and a refreshing mineral undercurrent. This wine gets more and more intriguing as the bottle disappears! – ES

Bozeto de Exopto, Rioja – 2015 $19.96
Here’s a wine you don’t see every day: a red from Rioja that has more Garnacha than Tempranillo. If you’re looking for a traditional Rioja, this Bozeto is not for you. On the other hand, if you’re open to a really yummy, ready, and fresh wine showing ripe fruit, give the Bozeto a try. – JM

Señorío de P. Peciña, Reserva Vendimia Seleccionada, Bodegas Hermanos Peciña – 2006 $34.99
If you like a traditional-style Rioja with a bit of age on it, the Señorío de P. Peciña is a steal at this price. Vendimia Seleccionada is only made in exceptional vintage years, and this wine exhibits classic aromas and flavors of dill, coconut, vanilla, and dried fruit. Delicious! – BR

“Nocedal” Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Fuenmayor – 2008 $26.96
This older Rioja is showing beautifully today. You’ll find red fruit flavors with spice and structured tannins. – LA

Marmajuelo, Viñátigo – 2014 $22.96
Bring this bottle to your next tapas dinner. This mineral-driven white from the Canary Islands is a great match for crispy croquettes, octopus, and shellfish. – LA

Miquel Pons, Gran Reserva Cava Brut Nature – NV $49.96
Large format bottles look especially festive at parties. This dry Cava has bright citrus flavors that every guest will love. – LA