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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
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
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
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
Best Buy
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 Best Buy