2014 Bodegas Puelles Segundo Año Rioja

SKU #1291968

A K&L Direct Import! This is a new wine for us from the Bodegas Puelles stable. "Segundo año" means second year, and refers to the fact that it is released in the wine's second year following harvest. Prior to the more widespread usage of terms such as crianza, reserva and gran reserva, wineries would indicate the age of their wine by stating segundo, cuarto, quinto or whichever was the appropriate year. Not merely a quaint throwback, however, this segundo año is delicious, with bright, crisp fruit of excellent purity and a judicious amount of barrel ageing. Jesús Puelles is one of the most talented vignerons in Rioja. Hailing from a long line of vineyard worker/owners, Puelles knows the terruño in his little slice of land in the Rioja Alta town of Abalos. All of the grapes for his red wines come from his own 26 hectares of vineyards on chalky clay soils, within the Rioja Alta village of Abalos.

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Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2018 | Send Email
This wine over-performs. It offers delicious nice soft fruit flavors that are balanced out with structure and acidity. It is a young wine that is dry but packed full of flavor. Medium-bodied and ready to drink now.

Staff Image By: Joe Bruno | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2018 | Send Email
Quite a value for only $11. Initial aromas of fruits such as cherry, plum, and prune. Accented with a bouquet of soft baking spices and vanilla. On the palate, this wine shows a really wonderful elevated acidity and balance to the ripeness of the fruit. Tannins are well-integrated additionally. Flavors of red cherry, blackberry, and strawberry along with leather and spice. Tasty and affordable, this is a fantastic choice for a red wine under $15.

Staff Image By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/31/2017 | Send Email
Perfect party wine! Here you have a flirtatious, ripe, red fruited nose backed with generous fresh cherry flavor and a hint of oak spice. This is a luscious, value-driven sipper perfect for your next BBQ. Recommended!

Staff Image By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/31/2017 | Send Email
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An early release from one of our favorite Rioja producers, Bodegas Puelles, this delicious Gem is deeply colored, with a pure fruit bouquet that offers white pepper to black cherry to black olive scents with just a hint of slate-like minerality and cedar that accentuates its upfront tones. Broad, lush, deeply flavored, concentrated, and rich across the mouth, this Gem is still elegant and balanced to the finish, with a lovely complexity and focused presentation. Rusty has demanded that I bring home cases of this Gem for our enjoyment for the next five to ten years. AN AMAZING VALUE!!! >>>A K&L WINE MERCHANTS’ DIRECT IMPORT<<< ***** 13.0% ABV *****
Drink from 2017 to 2025

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- A very important red grape varietal that's native to Northern Spain, grown across the north and central regions of the country. Low in acid and alcohol, with subtle strawberry, leather and tobacco notes, the grape responds well to oak aging and plays particularly well with others. Tempranillo is an important component, when combined with Garnacha, Mazuelo, Viura and Graciano, of Rioja, with the best examples coming for the cooler, higher-elevation regions like Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa. It is also grown in significant quantities in the Ribera del Duero where it is called Tinto Fino and Penèdes where it is called Ull de Llebre o Ojo de Llebre. Tempranillo hasn't gained a particularly strong foothold outside of Spain, achieving some success under the name Tinto Roriz in Portugal. There it is used as a component of Port and in the table wines of the Ribera del Duero and the Dão.


- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.


Alcohol Content (%): 14