at East End Wines – April 24th – 5pm – 8pm
Arindo Verdejo 2012 – 2013 – 13.57 – Rueda. Northwest of Madrid this region is made up of sandy gravel and lime rich alluvial soils. Verdejo takes well to these bearing lime and blossom on the nose and a chalky seashell mineral on its crisp, citric palate. Despite its jumpy acidity, this Verdejo’s full bodied structure and fleshy midpalate round it out nicely. Good thing for Sauvignon Blanc enthusiasts to branch out with, juicy white fruit that picks up some tropical notes along with more classic tree fruit of yellow apple and pear.
Laya Garnacha – Monastrell 2013 – 10.97 – Almansa, Old Vines. Deep red cherry in color. Elegant, fresh and complex nose that highlights ripe fruit and floral notes. Nice and fresh on the palate, well-balanced with sweet but still young tannins, a delicious mouthful sensation that lingers on the very long and smooth finish. Pretty big alcohol, deep color from Garnacha Tintorera, which has red flesh as well as red skins.
Atteca Garnacha 2012 – 12.97 – Atteca is deep cherry in color. It has intense aromas of red ripe fruit (ripe raspberry) which combine perfectly with the spicy notes of cacao, vanilla and licorice corresponding to a noble aging. It is very fresh and fruity in the mouth, with a notable ending where fruity and spicy aromas return. It is a magnificent expression of an elegant 100% Garnacha from Aragon. International Wine Cellar 90 – “Dark purple. Cassis and cherry compote on the nose, with complicating woodsmoke and dark chocolate qualities. Then brighter and livelier on the palate, offering dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of anise.”
Can Blau Celler Can Blau Red 2013 – 17.57 – Montsant. The wine is a blend of Cariñena (Carignan), Syrah and Garnacha (Grenache). Wood smoke, spice box, incense, lavender, black cherry and plum aromas are followed by a mouth-filling, round, dense wine with outstanding grip and length. It over-delivers in a big way. Pair with rice, pasta, vegetables, stewed meats, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, and cheeses.