The 28 Best Spanish Wines Under $40

Take the guesswork out of shopping for Spanish wines with our trusty list.

Have trouble navigating your local wine shop’s Spanish section? You’re not alone.

Infinitely diverse, Spain is considered one of the top-producing wine regions in the world, with more than 50 prolific regions exporting delicious bottlings every vintage.

To help you go home with the right one, Michael Schachner, Contributing Editor for Spain, tasted countless pours from this month in order to find affordable reds that deliver flavor. Here are some of his top-rated picks, but be sure to visit our Buying Guide for more selections.


Alvaro Palacios 2012 Les Terrasses (Priorat); $40, 90 points.
Vall Llach 2013 Embruix (Priorat); $27, 90 points.
Clos Figueras 2013 Serras del Priorat (Priorat); $30, 89 points.
Genium Celler 2009 Priorat; $40, 89 points.
Cellers Grifoll Declara 2011 Predicat (Priorat); $20, 88 points.


Can Blau 2012 Montsant; $17, 90 points.
Josep Grau Viticultor 2013 Vespres (Montsant); $24, 89 points.
Finca Hispana 2011 Roble (Montsant); $10, 88 points.
Gran Vinaio 2010 Red Grenache (Montsant); $13, 88 points. Best Buy.
Picolino 2012 Montsant; $10, 87 points. Best Buy.

Terra Alta

Celler Piñol 2011 Sa Natura Made with Organically Grown Grapes (Terra Alta); $24, 92 points. Editors’ Choice.
Edetària 2011 Selecció (Terra Alta); $32, 91 points.
Jordi Miró 2012 Ennak+ (Terra Alta); $24, 88 points.

Costers del Segre

Mas Blanch I Jové 2009 Saó Expressiu (Costers del Segre); $34,92 points.
Clos Pons 2010 Roc Nu (Costers del Segre); $30, 91 points.


Loca 2013 Tempranillo (Cariñena); $12, 87 points. Best Buy.


Alonia 2011 Garnacha-Syrah (Catalunya); $8, 87 points. Best Buy.


Pujanza 2009 Rioja; $30, 92 points.
CVNE 2009 Viña Real Oro Reserva (Rioja); $30, 91 points.
Vallobera 2011 Finca Vallobera Javier San Pedro (Rioja); $24, 91 points.
Artadi 2011 Vineyard Selection Tempranillo (Rioja); $18, 90 points.
Aspaldi 2009 Reserva (Rioja); $23, 90 points.
Viña Herminia 2009 Reserva (Rioja); $20, 90 points.

Ribera del Duero

Telmo Rodríguez 2012 Gazur (Ribera del Duero); $20, 88 points.
Matarromera 2012 Melior (Ribera del Duero); $17, 86 points.

Other Red Wines

Pinord 2007 Chateldon Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Penedès); $20, 89 points.
Alta Alella 2012 PS-Xtrem Organic Red (Alella); $32, 88 points.
Enate 2006 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon (Somontano); $23, 88 points.


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Published on May 12, 2015
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