Rio Madre 
2013 Rioja
Rioja, Spain
$14 per bottle | $151.20 per case

While this grape is usually used as a blending backdrop for the more attention-seeking Tempranillo, this week's Wine of the Week is made from 100 percent old-vine Gracianco, the new, hip grape on the scene. Opaque and lively, fruit-laced and grounded, this wine is the ultimate lip-smacking contradiction. When we featured Rio Madre last year, it was a universal hit, so we are thrilled to see the new vintage roll in. Pick up a case now for all your holiday gift-giving and guest-pleasing needs! Enjoy with winter treats like Beef Wellington. - Cate Hatch, CS, CSW, Store Manager, H&F Bottle Shop

AuthorResurgens Hospitality Group