Aalto Ribera del Duero 2013, Spain ($49.99): 100% Tinto Fino (tempranillo) from Castilla y Leon. One of the region’s representative wines, Aalto shows focus and density, with rich flavors of plum, blackberry, licorice, cocoa, with a graceful ripeness and minerality.
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.
Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero 2011, Spain ($25.99): Dark ruby. Explosive aromas of dark berry and cherry preserves, with smoke, game and violet accents. Plush and expansive, offering spicy cherry and cassis flavors and notes of candied flowers and bitter chocolate.
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.