2010 Bodegas Magana 'Baron de Magana'
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $14.94 (reg. $21.94)
A neighbor to the more celebrated Rioja region in northern Spain, Navarra has a blissful position in the ‘under the radar category’ as far as wine is concerned, but the quality of the Bordeaux varieties and the more traditionally Iberian grapes planted there has brought international attention. The 2010 'Baron de Magana' (a stellar follow-up to the 2009 'Baron de Magana' which sold out in hours) highlights what is possible in this off-the-beaten-path region and today we have an unbeatable deal - over 30% off and the best price of any vintage on the market. You need to grab this one by the case!
Despite its humble price point and origin, this beautiful red blend can trace its origins to one of the world's most sought-after wines - Petrus. Over 30 years ago, Juan Magana transported some prized Merlot clippings from Chateau Petrus across the Pyrenees to his home vineyard. Now, with over four decades of experience under their belt, Bodegas Magana is well known as a classic producer in Navarra, crafting wines that simultaneously evoke their rustic locality with not so far off Bordeaux.
In addition to universal praise and an almost unbelievable price, the 2010 'Baron de Magana' is in a perfect spot at seven years old. Few wines under $15 share this level of quality and as such, you'll want to stock up on this one in quantity. Cheers!