Holiday Meetup in Spain!
December 29, 2018

1. 2011 La Conreria d'Scala Dei Les Brugueres Priorat Vi Blanc
At Conreria d’Scala Dei, Jordi Vidal relies on an extremely low yielding vineyard of centenary Garnatxa Blanca (Les Brugueres) which is harvested right when there is a balance between ripe rich flavor and fresh acidity. Les Brugueres is harvested by hand and ferments by natural yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The key to the white is allowing the Garnacha Blanca to rest on its fine lees during the cold winter, a technique that helps to impart a lovely creaminess to the wine.

2. 2010 Muga Prado Enea Gran Reserva Rioja
The wonderfully silky texture with an added juiciness is what makes this wine so very special. The flawless and seamless nature to the wine is so impressive that it takes you breath away. Plenty of beautiful fruit but what mouthfeel. Drink now and forever. Rated 99 James Suckling

3. 2015 Cellers Can Blau Montsant
This has plenty of sweetly spicy oak that is matched by abundant ripe and vibrant fruits. Blueberries, currants and purple cherries with chocolate and spice. A very fluid, modern and attractive wine. Rated 93 James Suckling

4. 2013 Barahonda Barrica Yecla
“This is a big, chewy, masculine style of wine with a dense ruby/purple color, pure blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice and pepper.” Rated 89 The Wine Advocate

5. 2015 Tarima Hill Monastrell Old Vines Alicante
From old vines and aged 14-16 months in French oak, the 2015 Tarima Hill sports an inky color as well as a smoking bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, pepper, and dried flowers. It's broad, expansive, and sweetly fruited, with a great mid-palate and sweet tannin. It's a sexy fruit bomb done with class! Rated 93 Jeb Dunnock

6. 2016 Losada Bierzo Vinos de Finca - 100% Mencia
Sexy, stylish and complex Bierzo with a wealth of dark graphite and stony aromas, pepper, baking spices and dark berries. Succulent palate with a deep and juicy core of pitch-perfect, ripe and spicy black cherries and blackberries. The tannins are immaculate. Long and regal. Rated 96 James Suckling

7. 2014 Tesoro De Bullas Seleccion La Mancha - blend of 75% Monastrell & 25% Syrah
"Round and rich red with blueberry, dark chocolate and orange peel character. Full body and chewy. A nicely balanced wine." Enjoy this with seafood or poultry! Rated 91 James Suckling

8. 2013 San Gregorio Single Vineyard Loma Gorda Old Vine Garnacha
"A rich and complex nose of plum, earth, licorice and much more. Massive tannic structure and a lot of richness, but with its long, dry finish this is anything but a jammy wine." Rated 93 James Suckling