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Spanish WinesSpain is one
of the largest grape-growing and winemaking countries in the world,
with numerous diverse wine regions. The most famous regions for red wine
are Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Toro and Priorat. Up and coming regions
include Bierzo, Jumilla and Navarra. White wine regions include Rueda
and Rias Baixas.
The most common grape used in red wine is
Tempranillo, which is the predominant grape in Rioja, Ribera del Duero
(known there as Tinto de Pais) and Toro (known there as Tinto de Toro).
Grenache, or Garnacha in Spanish, may be the main grape in the Southern
Rhone valley of France, but more Garnacha is grown in Spain than
anywhere else. Syrah and Camernet Sauvignon have made inroads in Spain
White wine varieties include Albariño, Macabeo (Veura), Verdejo and Godello.
Cordon Negro Brut is crisp, clean, and well balanced. It is medium-bodied with a palate of apple, pear and bright citrus flavors with a moderately long finish and a crisp touch of ginger. This wine is extremely versatile and pairs well with most ... more
This is the fizzy that I brought to my friends in college when they were feeling down about something. A quick easy and fun way to cheer someone up- a bottle of blanc de blanc!
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The reserva wines of Marqués de Riscal are made principally from Tempranillo vines which are over 15 years old. This is a variety that ages well in wood, producing wines with a good tannic structure, colour and acidity. . The reserva wines of Riscal more
Terras Gauda Abadía de San Campio responds faithfully to the traditions of the mythical Albariño wines.The albariño grapes from which Abadía de San Campio was made, which were picked between October 1 and 3, came from the plots at Goian (Argallo), ... more
This focused white shows bright, juicy flavors of white peach and Meyer lemon, with herbal and mineral accents. The texture is quite rich, but crisp, citrusy acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through 2017. 4,000 cases imported. -TM
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A Rioja in the sin crianza style, this
youthful, medium-bodied red offers ripe
strawberry and cherry fruit with savory
complexity and toast on the finish.Deep garnet red color. The nose offers perfectly integrated notes of ripe red and black ... more
100% sensational Rioja. It's easy to get good Rioja but it's very difficult to get great Rioja at this price. Forget Crianza, Reserva etc. etc., this Zaco is made from perfect fruit aged for nine months in new French and American oak. It's a pure ... more
Clear red and pinkish tones. Small bubbles are gently released to form various strings that rise to the surface.
It has a gentle fragrance with smells of fruits, raspberry and blackcurrant. Also noticeable are the tertiary aromas of ... more
This new project is a joint venture between Jorge Ordonez, Enrique Busto and the Gil family of Jumilla. One of the most impressive wines I have ever tasted from the region of Rueda, the fruit is sourced from very old low yielding vines whose average more
Wine Spectator, 90 Points:
Juicy and expressive, this lively red shows coffee and licorice notes that frame black cherry and currant flavors. The tannins are a bit chewy but resolve gracefully on the fruity finish. Drink now through 2020. ... more
Intense cherry-red color in appearance. Complex and elegant on the nose with ripe red fruits and toasty nuances from the cask. Fresh and well structured on the palate with great texture and acidity. Soft and elegant with a fine ripe fruit aftertaste. more
This supple red shows berry, spice and light herbalflavors, with accents of vanilla. An easy-drinking example of the traditional style. Drink now2008: 86 Points
- Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator
: "Light but focused, this red has ... more
Cedar, tobacco and spice hints frame dried cherry, berry and vanilla notes in this silky red. The flavors mingle nicely, framed by juicy acidity and light but firm tannins. The wine has a lovely, weightless intensity. A fine example of the ... more