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Snooth User: AlineAlmeida

Spanish Wines!

Posted by AlineAlmeida, Nov 3, 2010.

I am looking for the perfect Spanish wine bottle in the $40.00 range - any recommendations?

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Reply by PunkRockCPA, Nov 3, 2010.

Tough to find, but 2001 Vina Salceda Rioja Reserva is stellar! Made in an old world style.  Cost less than $30.

For a more new world style look at El Nido Clio (from Jumilla).  About $40.

Finca El Puig Priorat is a fine wine if you like that style.  Priorats, in my experience, are big wines and good with food but they aren't for everyone.  Right in the price range. 

Another one that can be hard to find is Abadia Retuerta Cuvee El Palomar.  A GREAT Sardon del Duero wine, very affordable...if you can get it.

Reply by eacarrr, Nov 3, 2010.

Yes its calles requium.. amazin temp.  min..  100 year old vines...  so  goood ..some off the vines are over 200 years old..

Reply by GregT, Nov 3, 2010.

There are a few hundred or so I can imagine off the top, so it's hard.  Any particular area?  "Spain" is a pretty broad category.

Reply by Degrandcru, Nov 5, 2010.

Having a great Rioja right now: 2004 Ondarre, Mayor de Ondarre Reserva

Bought it for about $ 20, so you get 2 bottles on your budget. Great to drink now ( but decant for at least 2 hours), but should develope nicely for the next 5 - 10 years (some undeveloped tannins at the end). Excellent value.


Reply by MReff, Nov 5, 2010.

Come on Greg, you can be a little nicer than that... Tell her about the best areas of Rioja and Ribera...

Reply by StevenBabb, Nov 8, 2010.

there's a lot of tempranillo out there in or under that price point... i would stick with the gran reserva riojas...

is this going to be a gift?

Reply by ChipDWood, Nov 8, 2010.

I think there's more like a few GAZILLION JAMILLIAN that I can spin 'off the top'... so you just let me know what you're looking for, because I am master of all that is wine, and have no fear of showing my obvious snobbery or arrogance.

None at all.  Ever.

...Naturally, I kid.  Just a kidder, that's me.

I go through phases, myself.  Am in a Toro phase.  Here's a good, rich example that just about everyone and their mum's tried, but if you haven't- worth a go.

Or, I could just spin off about a FATHRILLION OTHERS should you ever wish to know more of my greatness.

No really- I kid.

(my apologies, but that just called/screamed out for it.)

Reply by jnieminen, Nov 9, 2010.

This is a little more than 40$ but I like Pintia Vega Sicilia 2006....

Reply by ichito, Nov 9, 2010.

there are manny tempranillo blends for under 40, very good every day wines, easy and enjoyable drinking. Try the TRIO, made by 3 excelent wine makers (hence the trio, 3 in spanish)

Reply by ChipDWood, Nov 9, 2010.

<--- Is also a big fan of the Pintia, made by the guys from Vega Siciallia, but from fruit grown in the Toro.  Which, I confess, I'm REALLY starting to dig.

BTW, I'm fortunate enough to be heading out to a tasting of Spanish wines tonight in the city and am plenty pumped.  Oxtails & some of the fine Spanish vines ;).

Reply by GregT, Nov 9, 2010.

I must say I'm in awe.  With no clue as to whether she's looking for a white or red, a still or sparkling, a dry or sweet, fortified or not, troll post or not, and with a gazillion jamillion wines, it's possible to identify the perfect wine.  No notes or description needed. Wish I had the nous. Awesome!  Nothing more to say on this thread. 


Reply by ChipDWood, Nov 10, 2010.

Dude.  I could do it.  Could rattle off four bajillion wines off the top of my noggin' should I wish.

For I am that awesome.

...and always should be considered as so.

BTW: Was at a fantastic Spanish wine tasting tonight that focused on Spanich vino, whites, reds and some Cava, but mostlry reds.  Mostly reds from 2001.

It was a 'yowza', and the pairings arranged by the chef were spot on: from the salmon to the ox tails it was jammin'.

If you want, I could name a BRAZILLION wines off the top of my head that we had tonight, ya know, should you wish.

And GregT: please, don't act like you're surprised.  You've had a response coming to your attitude for some time.  All you needed to do was answer the question and all could have been avoided.

But no.

Anyway: The Marques de Tomares, Reserva, 2005 was the stunner of the night.  It was as soft as a baby's bucket, even being so young.  The 2001's of the same producer were JAMMING- but the 2005 blew everyone away because, I believe, no one expected it to.

ALL of us were looking at, and waiting FOR the 2001.... but the 2005 snuck in there and stole the prize.  Who's to say what the 2005 will be in four more years but I'm sure it'll be jammin'.  If not as jammin' as tonight, perhaps at least comparable to the best that the 2001 vintage had to offer ;).

Reply by StevenBabb, Nov 10, 2010.

hahaha... not (totally) fair... gregT has had a good sence about him as of late... i've admired some of his reply's in recent threads... you should have seen/read his attitude a few months back... : )    (all jokes on my end).... i enjoy and respect gregs' opinion...

2001 was/is an awesome vintage in rioja.... '05 seems good too, but yer right, lets wait a few more clicks and see if its worthy...

Reply by MReff, Nov 10, 2010.

strange..but when you ask a broad question, you reply with a broad answer.  No??

No word from the original poster, so any and all sarcasm is still on at least according to me!

Reply by Sergio Ovando, Nov 18, 2010.

Muga Reserva 2006, Tempranillo from Rioja, just about $ 35.00.

Enjoy! Can't go wrong with that wine.


Reply by Lucha Vino, Nov 18, 2010.

Here is a nice Ribera del Duero at about half your $40 price tag.  You could buy two!

Spain is certainly a broad region for wine.  There are all sorts of styles.  If you can describe the type of wine you enjoy I bet you will get some good recommendations.

Reply by MarisaSpain, Nov 25, 2010.

Go for a Protos Reserva 2003(D.O. Ribera del Duero Crianza),Corte Real Platinum (50% Cavernet Sauvignon-50% Merlot), from Tierra de Extremadura...but the problem is, tinto, rosado, blanco, espumoso, dulce? too many options, which one do you prefer?

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Reply by dmcker, Sep 1, 2011.

Kristtin, this plug and your others are not only shameless, but offensive. They also show a remarkable ignorance of what you need to do to market effectively in a digital context generally, but also within such a site as Snooth. If you want to get more eyeballs you could start a new thread of your own, and be a little more upfront about your motivations. Otherwise, begone!

Reply by JonDerry, Sep 1, 2011.

This thread was a little before my time, but definitely an interesting read. Always a shame when OP's don't make it back.

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