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Spanish wines

2005 Finca Sandoval

Posted on October 17, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Spanish wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This wine marks the first of my Cinderella wine purchases. Most of the research I’ve done suggests this wine is still a few years from its peak, so I made sure to decant it for two hours before drinking.

The wine is mostly syrah, with mourvedre and bobal, as well. It’s wonderful, with strong elements of blackberry, blueberry, vanilla, and especially strong licorice and chewing tocacco. This wine is pretty awesome, and I’d expect it to age exquisitely…

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2008 Vina Borgia Campo de Borgia

Posted on September 25, 2009 - Filed Under Grenache, Reviews, Spanish wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

5.99!

5.99!

That’s how much this wine cost!

It was very quaffable, great with pizza, and a very solid weekday wine. Highly recommended for when you’re broke or when people who don’t know much about wine are in town.

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The Heiress

Posted on September 20, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Spanish wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

Life is so good.

This movie…so good. Aaron Copeland’s score is perfect. The emotion & humanity…so pin-point. The performances are classic, the storyline, devine…they truly don’t make movies like this. Can you imagine asking Aaron Copeland to score your movie?

The wine…A 2007 Spanish Syrah / Tempranillo blend from Care..with hints of caramel, cedar, rusty pipe, strawberry, and seltzer water, rated 90 pts WS…

It’s just okay.

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2007 Nabuko

Posted on September 18, 2009 - Filed Under Blend, Red wines, Reviews, Spanish wines, Wine Reviews, region, style | Leave a Comment

This wine is from Southern Spain, and 90 pts for $15 @ Central Market.

I found it to have some nice notes of cedar, spice box, and brine.

Sara says, “It smells like terrible.”

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