07 Mar Spain Tasting Part Dos
Sunday, March 10
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
We’re keep with the Spanish theme and popping a few highly rated staff favorites this Sunday! These are prime examples of over made and under priced.
2017 Bodega Valdehermoso “Lagar del Rey” Verdejo, Rueda D.O.
On Dale $9.99
lightly meaty aromas with a smooth, fleshy palate that delivers a bright, tangy and quite concentrated array of tropical fruit. Drink now.
90 points, James Suckling
2016 Bernabe Navarro Monastrell/Garnacha “Beryna,” Alicante D.O.
On Sale $14.99
The flagship red 2016 Beryna is now a blend of Monastrell with 30% Garnacha, a Mediterranean blend of older and younger vines and different soils that fermented separately in stainless steel with natural yeasts and aged in barrique for ten months, during which time it was racked four times, blended in the third racking. This is the more mainstream of the reds, with some Monastrell rusticity, hint of tree bark and esparto grass and also an herbal twist. The palate is medium-bodied, with very tasty flavor and fine-grained tannins. It’s a serious, somehow austere Mediterranean red.
92 points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Crapula “Soul” Old Vine Monastrell-Syrah, Jumilla, Spain
On Sale $12.99
A tight wine with dark berries and some hazelnut and wet earth. Medium-bodied, linear and firm. Savory finish. Cool stuff. Drink now.
91 Points, James Suckling