Sunday, June 10, 2018

Spain Wine Tasting #WeekendWinedown

Veiga da Princesa Castelo do Mar Albariño 2016 (Rias Baixas, Spain) - On the nose steel minerality, pink grapefruit, green apple, peach, lemon, apricot, pear, melon, subtle tropical fruits (juicy fruit gum), oregano, peach blossom, white flower, and hints of olive brine. On the palate this wine was dry with medium alcohol, body, and length, and medium plus acidity and complexity. Notes of steel minerality, under ripe green apple, apricot, pear, peach, lemon, and grapefruit pith. As well as floral and oregano/spice.
GranFeudo Rosado 2016 (Navarra, Spain) - Medium Plus Salmon. On the nose fresh strawberry, cherry, perfume, crushed rock minerality, and subtle grass (garrique). On the palate this wine was dry with medium alcohol, medium minus tannins, body, length, and complexity, and medium plus acidity. Notes of perfume, crushed rock minerality, strawberry, cherry, and a spicy/bitter finish (arugula and/or cranberry). 
Vinessens La Encina Centenaria 2014 (Alicante, Spain) - Medium Plus Ruby. Notes of forest floor, rosemary, roses, ripe black currents, black cherry, blackberry, strawberry, spice, cedar, smoke, vanilla, licorice, savoury/meaty, chocolate, black pepper, leather, and hints of green pepper. On the palate this wine was dry with medium plus alcohol, acidity, and body, and medium tannin, length, and complexity. Notes of forest floor, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, blackberry, spice, rosemary, vanilla, chocolate, black pepper, and subtle green pepper. 
Bodegad Ateca Atteca Garnacha 2015 (Catalunya, Spain) - Medium Plus Ruby. Notes of fresh-turned earth, basil, confected/ripe strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and blackberry, sun dried tomato, savoury/meaty, vanilla, licorice, and spice. On the palate this wine was dry with high alcohol, medium plus acidity and body, and medium tannin, length, and complexity. Notes of ripe strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and blackberry, vanilla, licorice, spice, cinnamon, and tomato. 
Legón Ribera del Duero Premium 2014 (Ribera del Duero, Spain) - Medium Plus Ruby. On the nose oregano, dill, graphite, dried earth, dried violets, ripe strawberry, cherry, raspberry, tomato, vanilla, smoke, meaty, licorice, cedar, spruce, cinnamon hearts, and baking spices. On the palate this wine was dry with medium plus structure including complexity and length. Notes from the nose showed on the palate with more tobacco, leather, and dried earth/tomato. 
Baron de Ley Rioja Gran Reserva 2010 (Rioja, Spain) - Medium Plus Garnet. On the nose forest floor, graphite, balsamic, dill, oregano, spice, black pepper, smoke, leather, tobacco, tomato, savoury, vanilla, coconut, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and nutty. On the palate this wine was dry with medium plus structure and medium length and complexity. Notes from the nose continued on the palate with an emphases on cherry, plum, tomato, subtle coconut, and baking spices.

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