This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Hoya de Cadenas Reserva Tempranillo

As we creep towards the idea of spring, the tail end of winter does not feel as bad. Embrace what’s left! There are only a few more weekends to get in turns on the slopes, twirls on the rink, and runs down the sledding hill. Embrace the end of winter with a great red wine!

Tasting Notes: 100% Tempranillo, Hoya de Cadenas Reserva bursts with red and black stone-fruit like cherries and plums as well as touches of cedar and vanilla from aging in American oak barrels. It is round and plush on the palate with great acidity to balance the solid fruit core

Enjoy With: Beef and barley soup, hearty stews, braised and slow cooked meats, or turn on the grill for pork chops, sausage or cheeseburgers.

Style: A dry, medium-bodied, smooth red wine.

Terroir/Region: Based in the Utiel-Requena DO region of Spain, Hoya de Cadenas winery lies just outside of the city of Valencia. The estate’s vineyards run up the slopes of the Sierra de la Bicuerca and the elevation helps cool the vines and drain excess rainwater, pushing them to grow intensely flavoured berries to make intensely flavoured wines!

Producer: Hoya de Cadenas employs environmentally friendly techniques to grow its vines, benefitting the wines and the land. The winery carefully acts to prevent soil erosion and exhaustion and uses a computerized irrigation system to activate only when the vines really need it.

Availability: Hoya de Cadenas Reserva is in the Spain section of your local LCBO and until February 27, it is $1.50 off! It’s the final weekend to take advantage of the discount, so stock up if you’re a fan!

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Price: $13.00 Now: $11.50, Save $1.50 until February 27, 2022

LCBO #: 620989

Size: 750 mL

Alcohol Content: 13% alc./vol.