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Vina San Juan

Vina San Juan
2017 White Blend, La Mancha

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
Best Buy

Vina San Juan
2017 White Blend, La Mancha

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12.5%
Medium yellow straw color. Interesting, inviting aromas and flavors of toasted schmaltz coffee cake, mocha nuts, and grilled apples and oranges with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with elements of sweet cream and lime and melon coulis with no oak flavor. A fun flavor ride that ends with a smile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Old World
Aroma Aroma: toasted schmaltz coffee cake, mocha nuts, and grilled apples and oranges
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of sweet cream and lime and melon coulis
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Croque Monsieur, Chicken Satay, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun flavor ride that ends with a smile.

The Producer

Felix Solis Avantis USA

The Producer
407 Devlin Rd. Suite 102
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-492-9915

Other Spanish White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The most famous white wines in Spain besides a Rioja Blanca and Albariño are those made from grapes such as Moscatel, Verdejo, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The latter is grown in several regions and most versions are light and meant for early consumption, although there are a few oak-aged version with vanilla and baked apple flavors that can stand up to most seafood.

Examples of Verdejo - sometimes blended with Viura, the principal white variety of white Rioja, are refreshing dry whites with flavors of nectarine and white flowers that are meant to be drink young with tapas or shellfish. These wine are priced in the $10-$12 category.