About Red Wines from Spain

About Red Wines from Spain
Spain today ranks as the third largest wine producing nation, trailing only France and Italy in the category. Vineyards are planted in numerous regions throughout the country and recently tens of thousands of acres have been planted in the La Mancha region, not far from Madrid in the middle of Spain. There are many different types of Spanish wines, ranging from the highly popular and enjoyable sparkling wines known as Cava; these well made wines are reasonably priced. Albariño, a dry, aromatic white from northwestern Spain, has become very popular in the US market, especially as a food wine with Asian or fusion cuisine. Of course, Spain is best known for its red wines. Historically the most famous and highly regarded reds have been from Rioja, but as of late reds from Ribera del Duero and Priorat have helped boost Spain's identity as a country of superior red wines. Finally, there are sherries of exceptional quality in various degrees of dryness and sweetness; these are among the world's greatest and most popular fortified wines.

Top Picks for Spain

Red Wines

Vilano 2021  Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$64
Forget this in your cellar for a decade or so to find a fruity and savory gem of complexity as a reward for your patience.
Bodegas Piqueras 2020 Castillo De Almansa Roble Almansa
94 points
$12
Best Buy
Herbal and floral in companionship with bold dark red fruits and earthy tones, this is an indulgent, plush wine with broad appeal.
94 points $12 Best Buy
Vilano 2019 Crianza Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$24
An incredibly well-balanced and integrated interplay of fruit and oak shines through in this delicious Tempranillo.
Awards: 2022 Best Tempranillo
Legón 2019 Premium Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$45
Savory aromas develop into a fruit forward and full-bodied red wine to pair with gamier meat courses.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Ribera del Duero
Vilano 2019  Ribera Del Duero
94 points
$54
A smooth wine with big fruit, structure, and oak likely to improve with years of bottle conditioning.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Ribera del Duero
Kirkland Signature 2017 Gran Reserva Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$13
Best Buy
A bit of rusticity is in line with this traditionally styled Tempranillo with soft tannins, sweet tobacco, and cherry fruits; a medium bodied and exciting wine.
93 points $13 Best Buy
Terra Incógnita 2021  Ribera Del Duero
93 points
$48
Rich and full bodied, this wine could hold up to some big dishes now or sit quietly in a cellar for years to come.
Member’s Mark 2017 Reserva Tempranillo
93 points
$9.98
Best Buy
Ready for pairing with asador meats, a full bodied modern styled Tempranillo.
93 points $9.98 Best Buy
Full Flap NV Red Blend Castilla Y Leon
93 points
$19
Best Buy
A beautiful red blend that is the perfect table wine for grilled meats and roast vegetables.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Alto Moncayo 2020 Veraton Garnacha
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Bold and ripe with well integrated oak; sure to be a crowd pleaser.
93 points $19 Best Buy