Category Archives: Spain

Ardal Crianza 2013

Inky dark in color with a mild black berry nose, which is about the only thing mild about this wine. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with nice black berries, black cherries and the like … Continue reading

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Ardal Crianza 2013

I’ve had this one before and been impressed, so when I saw it on the recent release I grabbed it. Inky dark in color with a mild nose. About the only thing about this wine that is mild. On the … Continue reading

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El Camino Rectoral do Umia Albariño 2015

Regular reader know I’ve written up Albariño’s in the past, I’m a fan. When well made they are crisp dry, super food friendly and reasonably priced. If your unsure of their flavor profile, these can go anywhere you would put … Continue reading

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Alba Vega Albariño 2015

Albariño as you may know is a white grape grown primarily in Spain that when done right creates a lovely crisp, dry, food friendly, sauv blanc like wine. This one is no exception. Pale in color with a nice crisp … Continue reading

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Flor de Vetus Verdejo 2015

I like my whites dry and crisp. This one is pale in color with a mild slightly minerally, citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays lovely crisp dry notes to match the nose with minerality and some citrus … Continue reading

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Barbuntín Albarino 2014

On behalf of CWG and I Merry Christmas or Seasons greetings to you and your family! Albarino’s inc ase you don’t know them can be nice crisp dry wines from Spain. This particular one is golden in color with a … Continue reading

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Fuentespina Roble 7 2013

Dark in color with a mild cherry and wood nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely smokey cherry notes along with some nice oak. On the medium to long finish the wine displays some firm tannins and … Continue reading

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Alejandro Fernández Dehesa La Granja 2008 Tempranillo

Inky dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries and oak. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berries, oaky notes and some nice chocolate and coffee. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Maetierra Atlantis Albariño 2015

Pale in color with a crisp minerally nose along with a hint of petrol. On the mid palate there is slight honeysuckle note (very faint but there) along with some nice crisp citrus notes. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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2014 Tres Pilaves Verdejo (mini review)

Verdejo is the white grape in the Rueda region of Spain. I recently attended an event hosted by the Spanish Wine Society in Toronto focused on this varietal. This was one of the stars of the night. Pale in color … Continue reading

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Terra d’Uro Finca La Rana Toro 2011

Inky dark in color with a dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lots of rich dark berries hitting you boldly. This is a bigger wine for sure. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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Paco & Lola Albariño 2013

Pale in color with a nice nose of crisp minerality. On the mid palate the wine spot on matches the nose with crisp minerality, some nice zesty citrus notes and straight out of the bottle a hint of flint. The … Continue reading

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2010 CVNE Tempranillo

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild red berry notes along with some lovely oak. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and tannins. I would give … Continue reading

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Cygnus Brut Nature Reserva Cava

As a public service announcement I thought I would pass along a tip CWG gave me. Today Bordeaux Futures ordering opened on the Vintages web site for the 2014 year. The futures program gives you a chance to preorder wines … Continue reading

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Miguel Torres Altos Ibéricos Crianza 2012

Dark in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some lighter red berries to match the nose, but this wine lives in the finish where it displays some firm tannins, nice dryness … Continue reading

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Bohigas Reserva Brut Cava

Pale in color with lovely citrus and mineral nose. On the mid palate the cava is a crisp dry wine with citrus notes to match the nose and some nice minerality to close out the tastes. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Bordón Gran Reserva 2005

Dark in color with a nice nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely dark berries, and some chocolate notes along with some oak. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm … Continue reading

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Leira Albariño 2013

I last reviewed the 2010 vintage of this wine and enjoyed it. Pale in color with a slightly crisp, slightly sweet nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some crisp citrus notes along with a hint of sugar. On … Continue reading

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Viña Herminia Excelsus 2009

I enjoy my tempranillos big with lots of finish to them … This one is dark in color with a nice nose of red berries along with some wood and some alcohol. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely … Continue reading

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LACRIMUS CRIANZA 2009

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the first thing that hits me is woody notes, oak or cedar. The fruit on this wine is quite subdued. We paired it with lasagna and frankly it overwhelmed … Continue reading

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FINCA EL ENCINAL CRIANZA 2010

When a wine gets a rating like this at this price it flies off the shelves. This one is no exception. I’m skeptical at prices like this. On with the lasting. Dark in color with a nice nose of black … Continue reading

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ARES CRIANZA 2009

Recently the LCBO release focused on Spanish reds. The most common of all the Spanish reds is of course Tempranillo. Another name is a Crianza. This one is dark in color with a mild nose of dark berries. On the … Continue reading

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BERONIA RESERVA 2008

Dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays dark berries to match the nose along with some mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and some … Continue reading

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2011 Martin Codax Albarino

Pale in color with a very light nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays some mild minerality, and citrus notes. This is a very mild Albarino. Not great, but not terrible either. I would give it an 88 or … Continue reading

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EIDOSELA ALBARIÑO 2011

Very pale in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays a mild citrus, lemony flavor consistent with the nose. This is a smooth lighter style Abanrino with a medium finish and some nice acidity … Continue reading

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