In a world of wine where a small number of grape varieties proliferate and virtually become ubiquitously interchangeable with the term “red wine” itself, Spain stands apart from the crowd as an important red wine producing country – from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives – … Read More
[ 2010 Valduero Ribera del Duero Reserva ] PROFILE | Valduero ORDER ONLINE — [ Why We Love It: ] The Valduero Reserva 2010 is the perfect balancing act between rich, smooth dark fruit and toasted, chocolatey new oak. Crafted from 100% Tempranillo, one of Spain’s classic … Read More
Today’s article is pretty straightforward – if you love meat, here are 7 wines you should have in your cellar. These wines all offer mid to long term cellaring potential and once mature, are the perfect wines to pair up with your carnivorous cravings.
[ 2009 Cosme Palacio Rioja Reserva ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Cosme Palacio SHOP NOW | Store Locator — [ Why We Love It: ] This is a smooth, rich and velvety red from the Rioja Alavesa district of the Rioja. Through the 1980s, we saw the introduction … Read More
[ 2010 Montecastro Ribera del Duero “Alconte” ] PRODUCER PROFILE | Bodegas Montecastro SHOP NOW | Store Locator — [ Why We Love It: ] Bodegas Monetecastro does a magnificent job of marrying the best of old and new. Production is carried out under the watchful eye of … Read More
The 2009 Excelsus was awarded a rating of 93 points and was ranked #39 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013. This is a winery to watch. This blend of Tempranillo and Garnacha is sourced from vineyards planted at altitudes of 700 metres on the foothills of the low-lying Sierra de Yerga mountains. Viña Herminia is emerging as a real leader in the Rioja, and the value and quality of their wines have attracted increased international acclaim.
93/100 Points: “Red fruits dominate the palate, underpinned by richer black fruits, a touch of blackberry and black cherry. There is a lot happening on the finish – juniper, some walnut and lots of black and red cherry.” (Derek Smedley, MW – International Wine Challenge)
94/100 Points: “Silky smooth with just enough attitude to set it apart. Flavours are in the cherry-plum and cola realm, though notes of peppercorn and chocolate, as modest as they are, are important aspects of the wine’s personality. Ultra fine-grained tannin, edges of mineral and finesse through the finish are all quality markers. Medium-weight but it h has presence.”