Category Archives: Spain

ÁLVARO PALACIOS 2010 Petalos del Bierzo

Another wine from the WineAlign Spanish wine tasting at the Spoke club featuring wines from ÁLVARO PALACIOS. The event was run by David Lawrson and featured the wine maker, Alvaro Palacios, sharing his passion with wine making! Woodman Wines and … Continue reading

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ÁLVARO PALACIOS 2008 Propiedad

Another wine from the WineAlign Spanish wine tasting at the Spoke club featuring wines from ÁLVARO PALACIOS. The event was run by David Lawrson and featured the wine maker, Alvaro Palacios, sharing his passion with wine making! Woodman Wines and … Continue reading

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ÁLVARO PALACIOS 2008 Vi de la Vila’ Gratallops

Another wine from the WineAlign Spanish wine tasting at the Spoke club featuring wines from ÁLVARO PALACIOS. The event was run by David Lawrson and featured the wine maker, Alvaro Palacios, sharing his passion with wine making! Woodman Wines and … Continue reading

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2010 LEIRA ALBARIÑO

A friend of mine who loves Spanish wine Manuel suggested I try this one. Coincidentally he is Spanish. Huh. I’ve never had an Albariño before so had no idea what to expect. Manuel tells me he’s had this one before … Continue reading

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CERRO AÑON RESERVA 2005

Another wine from the LCBOs Spanish release. Dark in color. On the nose the wine displays some wood and dark berries. On the mid pallet this wine is got some sweet fruity flavors reminiscent of a port. Some dried prunes. … Continue reading

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PAGO DE VALDONEJE MENCIA 2010

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet … bam this wine reminds me a lot of a Port or a Douro. Slightly sweet rich flavors of dark berries with some complexity on the finish. I would … Continue reading

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ÁLVARO PALACIOS 2009 Las Lamas

Another wine from the WineAlign Spanish wine tasting at the Spoke club featuring wines from ÁLVARO PALACIOS. The event was run by David Lawrson and featured the wine maker, Alvaro Palacios, sharing his passion with wine making! Woodman Wines and … Continue reading

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ÁLVARO PALACIOS CAMINS DEL PRIORAT 2010

WineAlign held a Spanish wine tasting at the Spoke club featuring wines from ÁLVARO PALACIOS. The event was run by David Lawrson and featured the wine maker, Alvaro Palacios, sharing his passion with wine making! Woodman Wines and Spirits carries … Continue reading

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SABOR REAL VIÑAS CENTENARIAS TEMPRANILLO 2007

Dark in color with a nose of red berries, dried fruits and oak. On it’s own the tempranillo is deep and rich on the mid pallet with some lovely dryness and a long finish along with some acidity. Dried fruits … Continue reading

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BODEGAS LAN CRIANZA 2006

Crianza is 100% Tempranillo. I like Tempranillo’s they can be big bold distinctive wines. This one is dark in color with earthy notes and some oak on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine is dominated by oak with … Continue reading

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SEÑORIO DE ARDURA CRIANZA 2006

Crianza in case you are not aware is 100% Tempranillo grape is unique to Spain. This one is dark in color. On the nose there are some nice dark fruits coming out and a bit of oak. On the mid … Continue reading

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El Burro Shiraz

This wine was given to me by a friend. The wine is dark in color with a nice nose of black fruits. On the mid pallet are some uncharacteristic sweet flavors. Something like strawberry jam. I had a little difficulty … Continue reading

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PIEDEMONTE CRIANZA 2006

A good friend of mine gave me this bottle. They call this a Crianza which is a little odd because normally a Crianza is 100% tempranillo but this one is a blend of tempranillo, cab sauv, and merlot. The wine … Continue reading

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Don Jacobo 2005 Crianza Rioja

This wine is a blend of 65% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Mazuelo and Graciano according to their web site. The wine is inky dark in color with a lovely nose of dark fruits. On the mid pallet are some … Continue reading

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MONTECILLO CRIANZA 2006

My friend David pointed this one out to me from the general list (so very available). Rioja are known as one of the best areas for wine in Spain and Tempranillo (which is the grape used in a Crianza) are … Continue reading

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MAS ESTELA QUINDALS 2005

Sometimes I read reviews and tasting notes of wines and think … huh? I find this comes from a variety of different places. I’ve never been trained as a sommelier and there are things I have just never tasted. So … Continue reading

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ETIM SELECCION 2006 DO Montsant

I’m always skeptical when I see high rating from Parker and buy with caution. A $15 if it were a 91 would be the bargain of the century. However … past experiences say my tastes and Parkers differ widely. A … Continue reading

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CELESTE CRIANZA 2005

This is another big Tempranillo. If you like these this is a pretty good one. Very little bitterness on the finish, nice bold flavor, reasonably complex. The fruit is relatively subtle/overwhelmed. Tannins are big but under control. Alcohol and Oak … Continue reading

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SABOR REAL VIÑAS CENTENARIAS TEMPRANILLO 2005

Wimps need not apply 🙂 Ok if you like your wines big and bold, this is a wine for you. If you don’t, there is plenty of room about happy little elves in theater number two (a reference from Lemony … Continue reading

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Lealtanza Crianza 2004

This wine was the wine of the month and got a good write up so I thought I would give it a go … Crianza (Tempranillo by another name). I always expect these to be big wines. I decanted this … Continue reading

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TOMÀS CUISINÉ VILOSELL 2005

I really enjoyed this wine tonight. I paired it with a striploin steak with rice and cauliflower with cheese. Dessert was a chocolate brownie! It went well. The subtleties of this wine are best appreciated without food but it is … Continue reading

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2001 Taja Reserva

Opened this Spanish wine up a few nights ago thinking it was probably ready to go. We have had this in the cellar for at least 2 years and I was hoping to take an inexpensive red with potential for … Continue reading

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