Thursday, December 6, 2012

Spanish Red Wines

Spanish Wines, (Red wines) affordable, mysterious, having a place to their type and taste (Terroir), and often with transcendent richness.
Not being an authority doesn't mean I haven't an opinion, and New Hampshire has a somewhat limited number of Spanish wines, so tasting them and commenting on them should be easy, right? Not so fast; wine is a serious "business"; however we wine lovers, or those interested in a special gift at this time of the year, we're all about the fun, value, and the utility of wine. So as I taste them, I note them, and if my list (a work in progress, mostly to assist Smart phone users) is of any help to my New Hampshire family and friends, then that's great.
More than A Redundant List Of Spanish Wine Regions to demonstrate just how difficult it can be to acquire a thorough knowledge of Spain's vast wine regions.
The list:

Spanish Calatayud (Aragon) Red Wines
Spanish Campo de Borja (Aragon) Red Wines
Spanish Jumilla Red Wines
Spanish La Mancha Red Wines
Spanish Montsant Red Wines
Spanish Navarra Red Wines
Spanish Priorat Red Wines
Spanish Ribera del Duero Red Wines
Spanish Rioja Red Wines
Spanish Toro Red Wines
Spanish Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Red Wines
Spanish Yecla Red Wines

Miscellaneous wines and regions not listed above:

Anima Negra ÀN/ 2 Mallorca 2008 Red Wine, $17.99-$24.99, 89 points

Atalaya Almansa 2007 Red wine (Mostly Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera), $12,74, 90 points

Bodegas Atalaya 'Laya' 2013 Red Wine (Almansa, Spain), $7.96-$9.95, 80 points

Castell del Remei Gotim Bru Costers Del Segre 2006 Red Wine (Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Garnacha), $10.19, 85 points

Celler Piñol Terra Alta Ludovicus 2009 Red Wine (40% Garnacha, 15% Tempranillo, 15% Cariñena, 20% Syrah and 10% Merlot), $9.00-$12.00, 89 points

E-2 Spanish Non-Vintage Red Wine, $15.99-$19.99, 90+ points

La Granja 360 Cariñena (Aragón) 2017 Red Wine, $6.99, 87 points

Marques De Grinon 'Caliza' 2010 Red Wine (Valdepusa, Spain), $17.99-$19.99, 90 points

Radio Boca Valencia 2011 Tempranillo Red Wine, $6.79-$13.99, 86 points

Sinergia 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Valencia, Spain), $16.99-$33.99, 91 points

Tarima Hill D.O. Alicante 2010 Monastrell, $11.89-$16.99, 87 points

Tarima Hill D.O. Alicante 2015 Monastrell, $11.89-$16.99, 89 points


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