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November 2018 - Spain & Portugal

November 2018 - Spain & Portugal
This month's Wine feature is Spanish & Portuguese Wines

Spain & Portugal Reviews

Capela Santa Margarida 2016 Red Blend Alentejo
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of wild blackberry, wintergreen, milk chocolate, and sap with a satiny, vibrant, light-to-medium body and a compelling, medium-length cafe au lait, tapenade, slate, candied tomato, and burlap finish with light oak flavor. A youthful, fruity red that will pair effortlessly.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Ignia 2016 Portuguese Red Blend Portugal
89 points
$17.99
Deep purple color. Aromas of vanilla cola, blackberry relish, sweet mint, and goat cheese with lavender with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length quince, boysenberry jam, and cocoa butter finish with moderate oak flavor. A velvety red that will work well at the table.
89 points $17.99
Martín Códax 2016  Albarino
85 points
$15
Straw green color. Funky aromas of stewed pineapple, struck match, mandarin skin, pear soufflé, and baby powder with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy margarine, crab apple, white tea, magnolia, and melon finish. Aerate this Albariño before enjoying to reveal its underlying fruit.
Dellara NV Brut Cava DO
83 points
$5.99
Golden straw color. Aromas of vanilla fondant, honey, lumber, and rubber with a round, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length honeycrisp apple skins, orange peel, fallen peach, sea salt, and straw finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A potent cava that will surely make a statement at your next celebration.
83 points $5.99
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