Ipsum Rueda 2014 ($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.
Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero 2012 ($25.99): A sister wine to Tinto Pesquera, this estate was established in 1993. This 100% tempranillo comes from vines first planted in 1989, and is aged in a combination of American and French oak. Deeply structured, with aromas of various black fruits, smoke, and game, this is a wine built for the long haul.
Valduero Ribera del Duero, Crianza, 2014 ($27.99): Established in 1984, Valduero was one of the first estates in the Ribera del Duero DO. With aromas of berries, licorice and toasted oak, this full-bodied red complements hearty fare, such as grilled meats and hard cheeses.
Aalto Ribera del Duero 2014 ($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.