Bodegas La Magdalena 2011 “Sueno” Tempranillo

Ribera del Jucar is one of a dozen unknown yet exemplary wine regions in Spain. It’s an ancient wine region that was under vine during the Roman Empire. But it’s also one of the newest; it was only granted it’s Denominación de Origen in 2003. Before...

Montecillo 2008 Rioja Reserva

If I could figure out a way to turn the Wine School into a religious institution (think of it: best communion ever!), Rioja would be one of our holy lands. It’s a place where the modern and classical worlds of wine collide and fold into each other like some sort...

Bodegas Eguia 2008 “Vina Eguia” Crianza

Our readers may be familiar with Bodegas Eguia, as we gave a high rating to one of  their Rioja Reservas  a few years back.  This is the crianza, which by definition is lighter and fresher than the more dense and oak-fueled Reserva. Founded in the 1920’s,...