2012 Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero
Here’s another wine that was listed on Wine Spectator’s list of the Top 100 wines of 2016. It was #18 on the list and is priced at only $17.99 at Costco, which is a steal for this wine. This same bottle is $32 at Total Wine right now. Expect it to move fast at Costco.
And it turns out, Wine Spectator was spot on with this bottle, as it is among the better of the Spanish bottles I’ve tried recently that all hover right around that $20 price point.
Beautiful, vibrant nose of wild berries, earth and flowers; hefty and stout in the mouth, full bodied, raspberry, sour cherry flavors followed by dark chocolate and herbs into a dry finish. This is a monster wine that’s built to last. I think it would show even better in another 5-7 years. But as it stands now, it’s one of the better buys I’ve found under $20. Pair with hearty red meat dishes.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 92 Points
Costco item number: 11055
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA