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93 • Noviembre 2006 "Vendimia", Manchuela $39.99.
Aromas of baked rhubarb custard, anise cookie, pink peppercorn, sarsaparilla, and seared pork fat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long tangy, tilled garden earth accented finish. Nice balance and style; a great table wine. (tasted on Mar-21-2011)
89 • Marqués de Caro 2006 Crianza, Valencia $14.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of currant yogurt, mulberry soufflé, sundried tomato and root vegetables with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a leather, cherry pit, and soy vinaigrette drizzled mushroom finish. An earthy, savory food wine to pair with stews or teriyaki steak. (tasted on Mar-21-2011)
89 • El Monegrillo 2006 "Cosecha", Manchuela $19.99.
Complex aromas of char grilled pepper, dried smoked ham, roasted pecan, and boysenberries with mint with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tart, cherry pit, green tomato and pomegranate pith accented finish. A nice fajita wine. (tasted on Mar-21-2011)
87 • Vina Do Val NV Red Wine, Spain $7.99. Best Buy.
Interesting aromas of red plums, sour cherry gelato, and bubblegum with a fruity medium body and a spicy tomato-berry chutney accented finish. A nice tidy, fruity sipper. (tasted on Mar-14-2011)
86 • Sipping Sally's NV Spanish Red, Spain $7.99. Best Buy.
Deep violet color. Attractive aromas of cherry jam and mint jelly on toast with a supple, dryish medium body and a nutty, earthy finish. A nice sipper or table wine. (tasted on Mar-14-2011)
84 • Drassanes 2006 "Vendimia", Valencia $18.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Aromas of grilled sausages with warm red sauerkraut, dried cherries and poached egg. Supple and dryish with a medium-to-full body and a tart red clay, okra, pomegranate seed and cotton finish with clumpy, clunky tannins. Very rustic and a bit rough; interesting. (tasted on Mar-21-2011)