Archive | Spain

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Bodega Catena Zapata-Malbec-Lunlunta-Mendoza-Argentina-2014-13.5% Alcohol-$15.88-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red, with blackberry, black cherry, licorice and spice on finish,  good not great.          RP-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                                         Finca Villacreces S.L.-Tinto Fino-Tempranillo-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Ribera Del Duero-Spain-2009-14.0% […]

Read the full story

Posted in Argentina, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Michael David Winery-Seven Deadly Red-Unknown grapes-Lodi-California-2015-15.0% Alcohol-$13.99-A  nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color.  A medium full bodied red blend, with blueberry, black cherry, some licorice and spice on finish, an average blend.          WS-83          WE-91          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.     Bodegas Eguia, S.L.-Kirkland Signature-Rioja-Reserva-Tempranillo-Spain-2013-13.5% Alcohol-$6.99-A nose […]

Read the full story

Posted in California, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Valdez Family Winery-Ulises Valdez-Zinfandel-Sonoma County-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied Zin, with black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, spices and pepper on finish. A very good QPR at reduced price.          WS-88           WE-90          CR-89           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.            Locations R.E.-E 5-Grenache-Tempranillo-Carignan-Rioja-Spain-NV-15.0% […]

Read the full story

Posted in California, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                         Cellars Can Blau-Can Blau-Mazuello-Syrah-Garnacha-Montsant-Spain-2016-14.0% Alcohol-$14.99-A nose of some dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, currant, vanilla and spices on finish, a very good value.          NR          CR-89          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.           Millbrandt Vineyards Winery-Traditions-Merlot-Columbia Valley-Washington […]

Read the full story

Posted in Red Wine, Spain, Washington0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

      Yates Family Vineyard-Sisters-Mt. Veeder-Napa Valley-California-2012-14.8% Alcohol-$46.00-A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red blend, not quite sure varieties but would guess Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and maybe Cabernet Franc, with blackberry, blueberry, long finish of chocolate and spices, much better than one year […]

Read the full story

Posted in California, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Bodegas Vina Magana, S.L.-Baron De Magana-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Tempranillo-Syrah-Navarra-Spain-2010-14.0% Alcohol-$15.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied kitchen sink blend, with blackberry, plum, licorice and spice on finish, easy drinking.          RP-93          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                Vinos Santa Ema S.A.-Reserva-Cabernet Sauvignon-Maipo […]

Read the full story

Posted in Chile, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments

Ribera Y Rueda Update

    CELEBRATE LOVE WITH TORO’S PAELLA AND RIBERA Y RUEDA WINE For rich, savory Spanish wines like Ribera del Duero or Rueda, the perfect pairing just may be this Paella Mixta from famed Spanish restaurant Toro in New York City. James Beard award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette of Toro Restaurants revealed his paella recipe as […]

Read the full story

Posted in General, Spain0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

    Bodegas Olivares S.L.-Altos De La Hoya-Monastrell-Garnacha-Old Vines-Jumilla-Spain-2015-14.0% Alcohol-$11.96-A nose of some muted dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, licorice and spice in finish, a bit uneven.          RP-90          CR-86          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.         Azienda Agricola Andreola […]

Read the full story

Posted in Champagne & Sparkling, Italy, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

                    Whitehall Lane Winery-Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Napa Valley-California-2014-14.3% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of some dark fruit and some spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, plum, cocoa and some spice on finish, good not great.          RP-89          WS-89          CR-88          Good with meats, chicken, pasta.                             Dominio Mano […]

Read the full story

Posted in California, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments

CORKSCREWs REVIEWs

               JorgeOrdonez S.L.-Victoria 2-Moscatel Dulce-Malaga-Spain-2011-10.0% Alcohol-$14.88 (.375)-A nose of honey and spice, golden in color.  A medium to full bodied desert wine, with candied raisins, honey, some citrus and spice, very good.         RP-95          WS-89          WE-90          CR-90          Good with deserts, ice cream.          One Cork Bonus.           Luigi Bosca-Gala 4-Cabernet […]

Read the full story

Posted in Argentina, Dessert, Red Wine, Spain0 Comments