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This is what I'll get for the Thanksgiving wine this year.
We had a fine dinner on Saturday with friends at a Portuguese place.
I believe I discovered the tastiest affordable red wine at that restaurant: Ramon Bilbao Riserva. Yes, a Spanish Rioja - and in a Portuguese restaurant. I can't use those fancy wine words (except rich and earthy for this one), so just try it if you are one of those millions always looking for delicious wine that tastes like a $60 bottle but costs $16.
My nice wine shop says they will get some for me, and that they have had enough requests for it that they may decide to carry it.
I just bought some Ramon Bilbao 2013 Crianza from our local Costco for $15.99 Canadian, about $US11.81 and had the same reaction to this less expensive variant. Quite smashing, these folks know haw to make wine.
If a Canadian Costco has it, maybe your local one does too.