Seeing (Spanish) Reds: Part II

SpanishWineTastingThis Tuesday Tasting we take another tour of Spain, with 3 new big-bodied reds that make us say ¡Salud! Featuring:

  • Descendientes de Jose Palacios Petalos – This critically acclaimed wine (Robert Parker: 93, James Suckling: 92, Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines) from Bierzo in Northern Spain is made from the regional grape Mencia and strikes the perfect balance of sun-filled Spanish flavors with the subtle elegance of a Rhone red: wild strawberries, black pepper and dark greens are balanced by a minerality, soft tannins and a long, silky finish. $18 btl, $8 btg
  • Tosalet Priorat – Grown on old vines in southwest Spain (Catalonia) and handpicked, this blend of Garnacha, Carignan and Cab results in a rich, jammy mouthful of dark, sun-dried plums, figs and a touch of leather on the finish. $19 btl, $9 btg
  • Gordo – This full-bodied blend of Monastrell and Cab, grown on an organic vineyard planted in 1970 in the Yecla region (eastern Spain), is aged in French oak to create a full-bodied red tasting of blackberries, black raspberries and blueberries, along with a hint of graphite and pine. $16 btl, $7 btg

Tasting: $12

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