Today, we are excited to share with you this 91 point Rioja Reserva from Bodegas Muriel for just $12.99 a bottle! An outstanding value out of Rioja, this Reserva sells at a price equivalent to most Rioja producers entry-level wines. With a classification system similar to that of Burgundy, the wines of Rioja offer an increased level of prestige the longer they are aged. From the entry levels with no aging requirements to exceptional Gran Reservas of 5+ years of aging, the wines predominately consist of Tempranillo and offer elegancy and complexity at accessible price points.
Made from 40+ year old vines and aged for 24 months in oak barrels and then bottled for two additional years before release, Muriel Rioja Reserva is dark and rich with velvety texture and a long finish. With the average Rioja Reserva selling in the mid $20 range, this one is an exceptional value for the money that you don't want to miss out on!
“This generous red offers a broad, dense texture, with well-integrated tannins and orange peel acidity. Fresh and dried cherry, bramble, tobacco and spicy flavors give this a traditional character. Balanced and lively. Drink now through 2026.” - Wine Spectator, 91 points