September 2012 - Spain - All Wines Including Sherry

This month's Wine feature is Spanish - All Wines Including Sherry Wines
Spain - All Wines Including Sherry Reviews
199316
Noviembre
2007 "Vedimia" Manchuella
Raspberry compote, pepper dust, dried cherry, nougat, tomato-pepper-olive relish and honeycomb aromas are attractive with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, caramelized pear, vanilla, cocoa and spice accented finish. Elegante and flavorful.
94 points $47.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199070
Ysios
2006 Reserva Rioja DOC
Ruby black color. Aromas of toasty, creamy coconut, berry compote, tomato and peppery spice with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, cranberry, whole nut, and dusty earth finish. A nice, old, old school, Old World style Rioja with a great sense of place.
93 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199315
el Monegrillo
2006 "Cosecha" Manchuela
Ruby black color. Savory sundried tomato, marinated olive, roasted green pepper and cherry aromas and flavors with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, lingering berry, cocoa and earth finish. Excellent style and substance; will be great at the table.
92 points $26.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199314
Drassanes
2008 "Vendimia" Valencia
Ruby garnet color Coconut, red berry, cherry, olive, and pickling spice aromas and flavors with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a racy, cocoa and mineral finish. A zesty, flavorful sipper or table wine.
91 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199067
Campo Viejo
2004 Gran Reserva Rioja DOC
Complex and integrated incense, raisin, melted chocolate, cherry, olive, grilled pepper and spice aromas and flavors with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, honeyed baked apple, sour cherry, and a tannic dusty mineral accented finish. Classy.
91 points $22.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199024
Capa
2010 Tempranillo
Garnet purple color. Raisin, dark berry, praline and warm vanilla custard aromas and flavors with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a well structured tangy, cocoa and coffee accented finish with nice chewy tannins. Good depth and texture.
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199069
Campo Viejo
2010 Tempranillo
Aromas and flavors of caramel apple, honeycomb, boysenberries, and delicate blossoms with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, tangy cherry, praline and dusty tannins finish. A spot on, everyday Rioja that is very versatile.
90 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199082
Canals Nadal
2008 Cava Brut Spain
Attractive honeyed brioche, lemon marmalade, nougat, and peach with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a racy lime candy, nut and mineral finish. Very lively and refreshing
90 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199313
Marqués de Caro
2009 Crianza Valencia
Dark ruby color. Blueberry pie, beeswax, flowers, olive, and chocolate aromas with a tangy, orange marmalade, apple, lemon curd and incense accented finish. A fun flavorful table wine.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199068
Campo Viejo
2007 Reserva Tempranillo
Ruby red brick color. Inviting aromas of honeycomb, leather, olive pit, toffee, and plum with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy sour cherry, apple, and peppery spice finish. A well balanced, crowd pleasing Rioja.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199311
Marqués de Caro
2011 Blanco Valencia
Floral apple and peach blossom aromas with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a supple green apple, nectarine, lime and mineral finish. A nice crisp table wine; pair with white sardine.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199083
Ricardo Dumas
NV "Cosecha" Ribera del Duero
Ruby black. Light smoky chocolate, roasted nut and berry aromas with supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dusty earth, tobacco wrapper, pomegranate and spice finish.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199007
Viñamas
2010 Garnacha-Tempranillo
Garnet purple color. Pleasing chocolate covered plum and raisin aromas with dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, apple, nutskin, and white cherry wood ash accented finish.
86 points $7.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199312
Marqués de Caro
2011 Tinto Tempranillo
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate berries, melon, and nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy craisin, peppery spice, and leafy earth accented finish. A nice dry table wine.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199025
Sipping Sally’s
NV Spanish Red Spain
Garnet with a charcoal gray cast. Smoky aromas of tar, grilled berries and nuts with a supple dryish medium body and a grilled tomato and plum finish. Serve with grilled meats.
84 points $7.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199026
Vina Do Val
NV Red Wine Spain
Garnet color. Aromas of craisin, cherry, pepper, and furniture wax with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a prune, tomato, nut and grassy earth finish.
83 points $5.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
199027
Vina Do Val
NV White Wine Spain
Pale golden color. Aromas of damp rag, nutshell, bruised peaches and lemons with a tangy, fruity-yet-dry light body and a reedy, muddy, papery finish. A touch corky. (Both bottles tasted.)
80 points $5.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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