Rafael Reverte 2009 Cistum, Navarra

  Mr. Reverte comes from a family with eight generations of winemaking experience. His family owns Bodega Reverte in nearby Rioja, where his brother Daniel is the winemaker. Cistum is a solo project, and a highly worthwhile one. The grapes are sourced from a...

Heras Cordón 2005 Rioja Reserva

  Winemaking in Rioja has a contradictory vein: winemakers tend to use classic techniques and grape varietals to make modern wines. Heras Cordon is a relatively new winery in Rioja Alta, being a few generations old. They use old-school concrete tanks for...

La Conreria d’Scala Dei 2007 “Les Brugueres” Priorat

  Priorat is a rare wine, but a white wine from the region is much rarer still. Sourced from a terraced vineyard at the northernmost point of Priorat, a spot that is dwarfed by the Monstant mountain range. It’s one of the most beautiful vineyards I have...

Bodega Baigorri 2005 Crianza Rioja

A Spanish Wine Review A beautiful Rioja with an aroma of cigar box and toasted cinnamon. Flavors of vanilla and  espresso dominate the attack. On the mid-palate   mineral and red cherry come forward. The finish is  bursting with crushed red fruit. This is a...