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November 2016 - Spain & Portugal

November 2016 - Spain & Portugal
This month's Wine feature is Spanish & Portuguese Wines

Spain & Portugal Reviews

Medeiros 2011 Reserva Alentejano
93 points
$37.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of spiced berries, cherries, and creamy nougat with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, layered, medium-length cedar and leather finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A complex, toothsome, richly flavored red wine with chewy tannins.
93 points $37.99
Spyro 2014  Albarino
91 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach and pear tarts, praline, and delicate spice with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long orange, lemon spritzed green apple, and earth finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A delicious, zesty Albariño that is sure to please.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Gran Gregoriano 2013 Red Grenache
91 points
$20.99
Dusty dark brick red color. Interesting, spicy, toasty aromas and flavors of sandalwood incense, spiced lemon and orange, dried berries, and bouillon with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long smoked nuts and marinated root vegetables finish with fine, dusty tannins and light oak. A smoky, suave, and savory Spanish sipper or table companion.
91 points $20.99
Berta Franquet 2010 Red Priorat
91 points
$34.99
Garnet black color. Complex, spicy aromas and flavors of dried berries, pickled beets, toffee, and leather with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length cranberry-tomato relish, chocolate nuts, cedar, and apple finish with dusty, earthy tannins and moderate oak. A rich, spicy, earth Spanish red tangy fruit and age-worthy tannins.
91 points $34.99
Gregoriano 2014 Red Campo de Borja
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Dusty garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry compote, pencil shavings, melted toffee, and pickled peppers with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long dried cherries, delicate floral spices, and citrus custard finish with soft, well-integrated tannins and light oak. A juicy, chewy Spanish red that will be very versatile.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Ares de Medeiros 2013 Red Alentejano
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of berry pie a la mode and coconut with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity body and an interesting, medium-length cherry and praline finish with firm, chewy tannins and light oak. A juicy, chewy red that will be very versatile.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Loteta 2015 Red Campo de Borja
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nut fudge and blueberry pie with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, breezy cherry custard, blueberry danish, and caramelized nuts finish with soft, chewy tannins and light oak. A very fruit forward, easy drinking, crowd pleasing red.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Medeiros 2014 White Alentejano
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of spiced peaches, honey roasted apples, and nut brittle with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, breezy citrus custard and peppery spice finish with chewy, dusty, fruit tannins and no oak. A vivacious Portuguese white wine sipper.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
OJA! 2015  Monastrell - Syrah
88 points
$15.99
Violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dark berries, vanilla cream, dried stone fruits, and white peppercorn with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, intriguing, crisp dried citrus, pomegranate, and peppery and pickling spices finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A dry but juicy Spanish red that will cover a lot of bases.
88 points $15.99
Caballeria de Luna 2015 White Penedes
86 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of caramelized peach, lychee, and lilac with a soft, shy, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, relaxed melon, yellow apple, and edible flowers finish with chewy tannins and no oak. A delicate floral Spanish white sipper.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Medeiros 2015 Rosé Alentejano
85 points
$10.99
Silvery pink color. Earthy aromas and flavors of strawberry, straw, and delicate spice with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a carefree cherry pit and yellow apple finish with crunchy tannins. A snappy earthy Rose that will shine at the table.
85 points $10.99
Ares de Medeiros 2015 White Alentejano
84 points
$10.99
Yellow straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of grass, melon rind, and crushed almond with a silky, crisp, dry light body and a smooth, brisk lemon finish. A crisp, lemony wine for shellfish.
84 points $10.99
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