Mission Codename Flamenco on my palate
Juicy, deeply satisfying, 91-rated Rioja for 15 bucks?
Got a Locker near full? Add a few bottles of this and ship it out. You’ll be VERY happy you did.
Sometimes, we’re sure that if we could pour wine into your mouth, or offer a scratch and sniff email, you’d buy it with 1000% confidence.
Like this one. The risk is low. So is the price. FIFTEEN dollars, people. Chill it a bit and make it your GO TO summer red. Make it a secret ingredient for the best sangrias in your hood without guilt. You know Rioja delivers exceptional value, and this is proof.
Succulent ripe strawberries? Check. Crunchy plum? Check. Salami savoriness? Check! Insanity levels of deliciousness. Watermelon levels of refreshing. This flashes the juicy side of Tempranillo, and we’re here for it. Racy and ebullient red fruits collide with savory spices and gentle whispers of oak. While you’re waiting for the Reservas and Gran Reservas to hit their peak drinking windows, enjoy this all day. Tempranillo with a vivid vibe, all lightness on its feet, and a delicious fruit-driven, in-your-face personality. YUM!
We LOVE it. So did Best Sommelier of the World winner Andreas Larsson. So will you, we KNOW it. But still can’t get over the fact that it’s 15 bucks from one of the world’s most celebrated fine wine regions.
Happy (self-proclaimed) Rioja Day Operatives! Buy abundantly, drink responsibly…
91 Points – Andreas Larsson
“Dark purple center and a lighter rim. Pure and youthful nose, dark berries, cassis with meaty and peppery notes, rather mild oak underneath. Savory with ripe dark berry flavors, supple tannin and a fresh backbone of acidity, attractive fruit, and good length.”
What the Winery Says
2017 'Soleá' Valdebebas Rioja
- José Ortiz
- 100% Tempranillo
- Rioja DOCa, Spain
- Calcerous clay
- Vineyard size
- 10 hectares
- 700 meters above sea level
- 10 months
- 100% neutral French & American oak