Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wines from Spain

Hi everyone. Want some new wines to try this weekend? Attending a birthday party for a certain special someone and want to bring something yummy to the barbeque? (Happy Birthday dad!!!!)

Look for these wines when you're out and about. We tried them recently and they are really good. Both wines are from Spain. I'm not sure how easy they are to find. I know for sure you can buy them at The Spanish Table. So if you live in the Bay Area, Seattle or Santa Fe just go there.

The first wine was my favorite.

2008 Fronton de Oro Tintilla Gran Canaria

It's from the Canary Isands. It's made in extremely small quantities. So you better get your toosh to the store if you want to try this one.

The wine had flavors of dark cherry, raspberry and a slight floral aroma. Good stuff.

Retail price $27

Photo: Timanfaya National Park on Oct 2006, (katiecoos) From Trip Advisor

The second wine is from Ribera del Duero, which I'm pretty sure is in northern Spain close to France. It's made by a famous farmer/winemaker named Alejandro Fernandez. Which sounds really impressive when you roll the rr. Alejandrrrrrrrro. Right?

Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero 2006

This wine is 100% tempranillo, aged in American oak barrels. I definitely tasted the oak and black fruit and smokiness. The wine needs to breath a bit before drinking. It is recommended you open the bottle a half hour before drinking. I agree.

The 2005  vintage was on Wine Spectator's top 100 list. I thought this one was pretty good too.

Retail price $28

Here's another good one to try. It is on this year's Wine Spectator Top 100 list and it's ten bucks.

Have a great weekend!

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