The Cellar: Spanish Wines Under $10
Friday, January 25, 2013
2013 Sun WineFest
If you want something truly special consider purchasing a ticket for Saturday’s Elite Cru Tasting. This ticket, which includes a Saturday Grand Tasting ticket, is an extraordinary opportunity to discover
If you can’t make this weekend’s event, you should consider signing up for the next ‘Evening with Wine’ event at the Providence Wine Academy where participants will be learning about (and taste) the interesting and diverse sparkling, still and fortified wines of Spain and Portugal. While the following wine didn’t make the final list, it is a delicious and great value I thought deserved praise.
One of Spain’s most exciting wine regions is Alicante located in the southeastern part of the country. More often than not the red wines from Alicante are great values – made primarily, if not
This week’s example was awarded 92 points(!) by Robert Parker. How they make wine from hand harvested organic grapes, from low-yielding vines - wines that are aged for 20 months in 100% French oak - for only ten bucks? - is astounding. Bodegas Volver has done it with their 2009 Tarima Hill Monastrell, which displays big, luscious, ripe dark fruits with a dusty earthiness and smoke, soft tannins with hints of sweet oak on the finish. This is a crowd pleaser and a great example of what Monastrell can brings to the table.
Steffen Rasch is a Certified Sommelier and Specialist of Wine. Feel free to email him at [email protected] with any wine-related question.
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