2009 Bodega Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva – surprisingly elegant at this price point, this wine is full of chocolate and chili spice, with lush dark fruit and balsamic notes. The finish is is full of smoked meat, and it just gets better with time. At $13, the selection of low yield Tempranillo and Graciano is elegant and silky. With 20 months in oak, this wine will just get better and at this price point is an excellent introduction to the higher escalations of Rioja.
With wines of this quality for less than $20, make sure some Lopez de Haro is on your Thanksgiving table, or wherever you are celebrating this season! I can’t wait to go back to Spain to visit this special place.