February 2009
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Spain's Top Wine Values - Wine Advocate

Spain's Top 100 Wine Values - by Dr. Jay Miller ($25 or less)  February 2009

Wines for this report were tasted from November 2008 through January 2009. To qualify for the Top 100 list, a wine had to achieve a score of at least 90 points and cost $25 or less.

2006 Bellum Providencia, Monastrell (Yecla) - 90 points
2008 Bodegas Berroja, Berroia (Chacoli de Bizkaia) - 90 points
2007 Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos del Bierzo, Mencia (Bierzo) - 92 points
2007 Exopto Cellars b.b De Exopto, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Graciano (Rioja) - 90+ points
2008 Ladera Sagrada Castelo de Papa, Godello (Valdeorras) - 90 points
2005 Bodegas Matarrendonda Juan Rojo, Tempranillo (Toro) - 90 points
2008 Celler Vinos Pinol Ludovicus, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet (Terra Alta) - 90 points


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Monday March 2nd from 1-4pm
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