Mission Codename ¡Señoras y señores!
Here’s another Rioja jewel, Remelluri!
Or as the Spanish like the long names, La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri.
The top-notch Rioja property is part of the world of winemaker extraordinaire: Telmo Rodríguez!
With many top-scoring wines across Spain under his belt, Rodríguez is a modern-day icon, as profiled by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - “He was a pioneer in many things: he made wine in many regions before that was common, and we called him a “driving winemaker” before driving winemakers were invented.”
And when it comes to extreme values, as Spain is known for them, few winemakers can achieve a Rioja that’s 96 points good while being so affordable. We can’t think of another world-class red rated so for under 30 bucks.
Jumped on all we could, claim yours before these are gone for good.
96 Points – James Suckling
“Some richer, darker and deeper fruit character with plums, blackberries and a dark, earthy streak. The tannins are more upright, more elevated, and the fruit is richer and darker than in the Labastida. This has real presence, grip and energy. Try from 2021.”
What the Winery Says
2014 'Lindes' Viñedos de San Vicente Rioja
- Telmo Rodríguez
- 95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha
- Rioja DOCa, Spain
- Rioja Alta
- Area under vine
- 87 ha
- Oak aging
- 18 months
- 90% French oak, 10% American Oak