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94 • Noviembre 2007 "Vedimia", Manchuella $47.99.
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. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
92 • el Monegrillo 2006 "Cosecha", Manchuela $26.99.
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. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
91 • Drassanes 2008 "Vendimia", Valencia $21.99.
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. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
90 • Torrelongares 2006 Reserva, Cariñena D.O..
Lovely chocolate cherry fudge brownie a la mode aromas and flavors with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a nicely balanced, earthy apple and kiwi accented finish. Pair with bbq brisket. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
90 • Torrelongares 2004 Gran Reserva, Cariñena D.O.. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of sandalwood, nuts,dried fruit and cocoa with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a mint, spice and herb accented finish with gripping tannins. Very nice structure; pair with grilled beef. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
89 • Marqués de Caro 2009 Crianza, Valencia $12.99. Best Buy.
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. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
89 • Viña Oria 2008 Reserva, Cariñena D.O..
Aromas of smoked nuts, baked berries, coffee and clay with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, honeyed apple, cranberry and citrus accented finish. A nice racy food wine; pair with spicy grilled pork dishes. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
88 • Viña Oria 2006 Gran Reserva, Cariñena D.O..
Aromas of blackberry yogurt, dried banana, and nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lively sour cherry and citrus driven finish. A zesty red to pair with a spicy Latin or Asian beef dishes. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
87 • Viña Oria 2009 Crianza, Cariñena D.O..
Attractive aromas of raspberry-cherry compote and pecan nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and crisp, lightly spicy, crunchy tannin finish. A nice table wine that will go well with lamb dishes. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
86 • Viñamas 2010 Garnacha-Tempranillo, Valencia $7.99. Best Buy.
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. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)
85 • Torrelongares 2008 Crianza, Cariñena D.O..
Aromas and flavors of coffee gelato, chocolate cherry yogurt, and and caramelized carrots with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, earthy tannin finish. Pair with beef or pork loin. (tasted on Sep-24-2012)
83 • Vina Do Val NV Red Wine, Spain $5.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
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. (tasted on Jul-23-2012)