THE 2011 CONDE VALDEMAR RIOJA RESERVA Now in its fifth generation of winemaking, Bodegas Conde Valdemar only sources fruit from its family-grown estate vineyards. The Rioja Reserva 2011 is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Granacha. The Tempranillo grapes are from vineyard plots in Rioja Alavesa, north of the Ebro River in the foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains. The wines from this region are perhaps the lightest of Rioja, and often have the most finesse. Graciano from Rioja Alta and Garnacha from Rioja Baja complete the blend. The wine is aged 27 months in both American and... View Article
Susan's Wine Club
Do you enjoy exploring different wines, wineries, vintages, appellations, and varieties? Would you like to save money on each wine purchase? Then, Susan’s Wine Club is for you. Each month, we carefully select two different wines for your enjoyment. The selection usually includes one white and one red, but we’ll occasionally mix it up by possibly including a rosé or a sparkling wine. At the beginning of each month, your wines are packaged, we notify you by e-mail and you’re charged $29.99 for these two bottles. You can come by the store any time and pick them up. We even hold them for you if you’re out of town.
The wines we select are chosen to help expand your taste, your experience. They might be varieties you’ve never encountered before, or they might be from regions you never would have considered. The wine-club selections are always delightful, quality choices and are a great value with the normal shelf price of each typically ranging from $16.99 to over $20. And you get both for $29.99. The wine club offers additional benefits:
- Wine Club members get a 10% discount on all wine purchases regardless of quantity.
- Wine Club members get discounts and priority access to limited-seating seminars.
- Occasionally, wineries make promotional items available to us and we give those to Wine Club members.
- Membership can be cancelled or even suspended at any time, so part-year residents can enjoy Wine Club membership.
Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits Wine Club Selections
THE 2017 ONTAÑÓN TEMPRANILLO BLANCO Bodegas Ontañón is a fifth-generation family-run winery in Rioja Baja. In 1988 they discovered a white grape growing on their Tempranillo vines in Rioja Baja. After several years of investigation, the Consejo Regulador of Rioja accepted that this was a natural mutation of the usually red Tempranillo grape and approved it as a variety to be grown as DOCa (Denominación de Origen Calificada) Rioja. Only a handful of growers in Rioja have Tempranillo Blanco vines. Bodegas Ontañón saw the potential of this newly accepted Rioja varietal and planted 15 hectares of Tempranillo Blanco in 2010.... View Article