– East End Wines
Bodegas del Aguila Seis Circles White 2012 – 11.97 down to 9.97 – 90% Viura / 10% Chardonnay – Tangy, with melon and apple. High altitude vineyards due south of the Pyrenees. D.O. Cariñena (Northern Spain). Low (11.5%) alcohol, juicy acid. Dry & sunny days, cool evenings, slate soils. Citrus, pineapple, Viura floral notes. Great aperitif and pair with lighter preparations of white meats, fishes, and Asian goodies.
Cuatro Rayas Nave Sur Rueda Verdejo 2013 – 11.97 – Castilla y León – Agrícola Castellana is the maker of this Nave Sur Rueda, a wine white with the Rueda DO is made with Verdejo and Viura. Floral, with citrus accents, light honeysuckle note and apple. The nose is powerful and very fruity. The palate is fresh, balanced, and has sweet fruit character while finishing quite dry. Pairing: Fish and seafood. Fresh, mineral, sweet citrus, price is right.
San Dionisio Tinto – BIB 3L – 18.97 – Aromas of black fruit, herbs, vanilla and spices. A tasty, fresh palate with good acidity and a pleasant floral sensation. Soft and fruity on the palate with fine balance between tannins and anthocyanins (the water soluble skin pigments), emphasizing clean and bright red cherry on maroon iridescent ruby on the edges of the glass. A favorite bargain -18.97 for 4 bottles worth of wine.
Bodegas del Aguila Seis Circles Red 2010 – 13.97 down to 11.97 down to 9.97 – Tasty & good. Clean, brambly. Sweet cherry, plum fruit. This delightful Spanish red offers spice & pepper notes on the nose, along with aromas of ripe berry, black cherry & currant, blueberries, all of which comes together on the smooth, fruity palate, which is soft, generous and lightly spicy. The supple texture, ripe fruit & hints of pepper make this a great all-purpose red that will match a wide variety of menu items, though it is soft enough to be enjoyed by itself.