Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero 2013, Spain ($33.99): Established 1972, Alejandro Fernandez was instrumental in cultivating the reputation of Ribera del Duero as a great winemaking region. 100% Tinto Fino, or Tempranillo, this bold red is darker and richer than its counterparts in Rioja and is aged in both American and French barrels. A benchmark for the region.
Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero 2011, Spain ($25.99): This inky, opaque wine shows real intensity on the palate, with layers of concentrated blackberry, toasted herbs, smoke and vanilla, all backed by ripe tannins and a firm structure.
Creta Ribera del Duero Roble 201, Spain ($15.99): From a 70 year-old vineyard, this red offers notes of melted chocolate, black cherry jam, cedar, and charcoal, with spices and floral accents.
Ipsum Rueda 2014, Spain ($12.99): 100% verdejo and completely unoaked with citrus and white floral aromas, and notes of refreshing lemon and lime zest on the clean finish.