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April 2014 - Spain and Portugal - All Wines

April 2014 - Spain and Portugal - All Wines
This month's Wine feature is Spanish and Portuguese - All Wines

Spain and Portugal - All Wines Reviews

Lacruz Vega 2012  Syrah
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Garnet purple color. Savory aromas of roasted beets, huckleberries, beeswax, and cherries with a silky, fruity medium body and a tangy, sweet citrus and a spiced pear, cocoa, violet candy, and cedar finish. Very tasty.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Quinta da Ponte Pedrinha 2007  Dao DOC
90 points
$25
Ruby with a red brick cast. Aromas and flavors of honeyed blueberries and cherries, smoked peppercorns, pencil shavings, nougat, and clay with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy cigar tobacco and earth accented finish. A rich and stylish table wine.
Serrania 2012 Red Wine Douro
89 points
$10
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of cherry jam and honey cream on toast with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy apple, nut, and crunchy tannin finish. A delightful sipper or table wine that will cover a lot of bases.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Tierras Guindas 2012  Toro D.O.
89 points
$11
Best Buy
Garnet purple color. Aromas of black pepper, blackberries, and apples with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chewy, cherry, beet and earth accented finish. A nice savory sipper or table wine.
89 points $11 Best Buy
Tierras Guindas 2012  Ribera del Duero D.O.
89 points
$11
Best Buy
Dark garnet color. Aromas of black raspberry jam on toast, mint, and toffee with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creme brulee, apple skin, cedar, and chewy tannin finish. Nicely expressive and poised for the table.
89 points $11 Best Buy
Fernandez Gomez 2010 Crianza Rioja D.O.C.
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Deep garnet color. Aromas of plums, blackberry and cedar with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a vanilla cream, cedar, and spice kissed finish with fine chewy tannins. A charming sipper or table wine.
89 points $15 Best Buy
De Alto de Amo 2012  Rioja DOC
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Garnet. Aromas of beeswax, cedar, blackberries and gherkins with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a pencil shaving, apple skin, and sour cherry nuanced finish with plump, chewy tannins. A very good table wine.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Tierras Guindas 2012  Rueda D.O.
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Deep straw green. Aromas of baked mango and papaya and blood orange with supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, praline, apple, key lime, and chalk accented finish. A nice sipper or table wine.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Angelitos Negros 2012  D.O. Toro
87 points
$8
Garnet violet color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry cobbler and floral honey with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy, creamy vanilla and cedar accented finish. A rock solid sipper or table wine.
Cachito Mío 2012 Roble D.O. Toro
87 points
$12
Dark garnet violet color. Aromas of aromas of blackberry yogurt, nougat, and pickled melon with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, blood orange and cedar accented finish. Tasty and table friendly.
OJA! 2012  Garnacha
87 points
$15.99
Dark ruby color. Vibrant aromas of spicy cherry and huckleberry compotes with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a chewy craisin, nutskin, and tannin accented finish. Solid table wine.
87 points $15.99
Lacruz Vega 2012  Tempranillo
86 points
$14
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of plums, boysenberries, and blood orange sorbet with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nut brittle and mineral accented finish with with chewy tannins. A solid table wine.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Fernandez Gomez 2012 Seleccion Familia Rioja D.O.C.
85 points
$17
Pale straw color. Toasty nutty aromas lead with a supple, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a relaxed baked apple, pine cone, and melon finish. A tasty sipper.
De Alto de Amo 2012 Blanco Rioja DOC
83 points
$9
Mild aromas of baked lemon, almond shell, and papaya with a soft, dryish light body and short green pear and nut oil finish. A simple quaffer.
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