Those who follow this blog have likely discovered that your Wine Bargain Sleuth is becoming an increasing fan of Spanish red wines in general and those emanating from the Rioja region in particular. My experience is that a good Rioja red often delivers tremendous bang for your wine buck. This month’s Value Wine No. 2, Bodegas Burgo Viejo Crianza 2012 is definitely one of those Spaniards! Classic Rioja tones of dark cherry are on the nose, with hints of vanilla, dry toast and leather on the mid-palate, finishing with an elegant, lengthy minerality. Fresh tasting, with lots of acidity, the Bodegas Burgo Viejo red is a terrific pairing with pork dishes, grilled chicken or even a spicy and rich jambalaya. Retailing for a remarkable $13, this Rioja is every bit a value wine, and moreover it received a strong 90 rating from Wine Spectator. Hurry and stock up with this terrific value before other sleuths beat you to it!