This week’s W.O.W. is a highly-rated, modern, fruit-driven style red from one of Spain’s most traditional wine regions. You’ll want to stock up on this bargain!
2014 Hazaña, Viñas Viejas Rioja
92 Points, The Wine Advocate – “The 2014 Hazana Vinas Viejas is simply one of the greatest values in Rioja that money can buy. A blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, this is an absolutely amazing Rioja from 45- to 70-year-old unirrigated, head-pruned vines. Loads of lead pencil shavings, black and red currants, licorice and tobacco leaf all jump from the glass of this dense, ruby/purple wine. Soft tannins, medium to full body and fabulous intensity, make for a sensational Rioja to drink over the next five to seven years.”
On top of that, this Rioja is incredibly food friendly and pairs well with all kinds of burgers, grilled meats and pasta dishes with red sauce.