Full Review

Fernandez Gomez

Fernandez Gomez
2018 Selección Familia, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Fernandez Gomez
2018 Selección Familia, Rioja DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: <1%
Medium straw color. Aromas and flavors of white peach, cream, and vanilla with a round, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish with overtones of yellow apple and coconut with fine tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich-yet-crisp modern white Rioja.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: , white peach, cream, and vanilla
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of yellow apple and coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, yet crisp, modern style white Rioja.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
11 NW Lava Rd.
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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