"We stopped in on the Muga Bodega just a few weeks ago while biking the Rioja region. We took the customary sampling of their wines at the tasting bar which included a rose, a white, a red reserve and then the '09 Gran Reserve. NOTHING compared to the Gran Reserve. And, as people were walking in for a tasting, I insisted they just stick with the Gran Reserve. We bought a bottle for 36 Euros (after I did a little research on the comparable price in the US). This is worth the US price."