3 New Spanish Wines:

Viña Sastre Ribera del Duero Roble 2017
*A pure and honest expression of Tempranillo, grown with organic practices in the vineyard and natural winemaking techniques. Notes of ripe red cherries, a hint of blueberries, violets, plum, mocha, baking spices, vanilla, and toasted oak. The American oak is balanced and well integrated with the some French oak. A delightfully tasteful wine for an entry level price*

Costers del Priorat Pissarres 2015
*Savory lemony aroma, hints of Mediterranean herbs, followed by dried sour cherries, tart red fruits, and dark plum, with flavors of red and blue fruits, tomato leaf, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, fresh leather, salty stones, and an earthy mushroom note. It finishes with an energetic acidity and a balanced mouthfeel. A typical Priorat blend of Carignan and Grenache but with more refined and intriguing flavors*

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial 2010
*La Rioja Alta has been producing the Viña Ardanza Reserva since 1942, and in its history there have only been 4 vintages that were so exceptional that the winery designated them with the “Selección Especial” label: 1964, 1973, 2001, and now 2010. After tasting it, we can safely say it’s a vintage not to be missed. Flavors of truffle, red cherry, cedar oak, blood orange, leather, plum, and delicate spices. The texture is medium bodied with silky fine tannins and a very long finish. The balance between oak treatment, fruit ripeness, and earthy minerality is nearly impeccable*