Want a reliable tip for value and flavor? Head to Spain's famous Rioja region. And if you're really looking for something special, check out this boutique discovery, from Parker-rated wine whiz Jean-Marc Sauboua.
It's made from an old patch of premium Tempranillo (planted about 40 years ago), Rioja’s star red grape. Aged for 14 months in fine French oak, the wine delivers delicately spicy notes of berry fruit with a velvety-smooth texture. Sporting a silver medal from the 2014 Mundus Vini show, Altos de la Guardia is a sure-fire way to make a great impression on your dinner guests.
Jean-Marc prefers to make his wines in small batches – the mark of a quality-conscious winemaker. Order quickly to ensure you get to taste this special release.