Finca Valdeguinea Finca Rioja 2012

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In addition to the tantalizing $7 price tag, the label bears a striking resemblance to both my countertops and business card. Easy drinking, fruit forward along with plush earth and spice notes, a fantastic companion to summer dishes and a phenomenal value.

Estate: Finca Valdeguinea is located in the Rioja Alta sub-region of Rioja, north central Spain and consists of 25 hectares of vineyards. Third generation winemaker Luis Juan Sáenz Comunión heads the family estate.

Philosophy: It is the family’s philosophy that “the whole family, like our friends, put our hearts and every senses” into their wines.

Winemaking: The grapes were sourced from vineyards 20-30 years old with clay-calcareous soils. This is a limited production wine with only 15,000 bottles produced. [My bottle is No. 06126]

Tasting Notes: Dark red-violet in colour with aromas of wild berries and earth. Tart red currant, cherry and brambly berries ran atop an earthy undercurrent, whilst silky tannins, crushed white peppercorn and herbaceous hints lingered charmingly between each sip.

100% Tempranillo
Rioja Alta
Spain
Bottled for Vitis Vinicor, S.L. by Vinearum
14% Alcohol
$7
Enjoy now thru 2015

Also checkout JVB Uncorked’s review:

http://jvbuncorked.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/spice-is-nice-wow-at-this-price-your-bbq-rioja-is-here/

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