Wine Tasting Event at Wine Cellars of Annapolis

Oct 27, 2018

 

Exciting New Wines from Grapes of Spain!

October 27, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Aurelio Cabestrero is the owner of Grapes of Spain and a former sommelier at Taberna del Alabardero in Washington DC. Cabestrero represents 36 producers with a portfolio of over 90 wines from all over Spain. He hand-selects wines that are new to the U.S. market from small family-owned vineyards that focus on producing high quality wines with limited production. He's a good friend and we are so glad to have him back at Wine Cellars with this brand new line up of exceptional wine!

NV 1+1=3 Cygnus Cava Brut Nature Reserva
Cava, Spain
"The current release of Cygnus Brut Nature NV is made from a blend of forty percent of Xarel-lo and thirty percent each of Macabeo and Peralada. Again, this is produced entirely from fruit picked in certified organic vineyards and was aged for twenty to twenty-four months sur latte. The wine delivers excellent depth and complexity in its aromatic constellation of breadfruit, sea salts, white soil tones, dried flowers and a nice touch of menthol in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with beautifully buffered acids, a fine core, very elegant mousse and impressive length and grip on the classy finish. This is excellent Brut Nature." 91+ Points, View from the Cellar
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2016 Bodegas Casa La Rad “Solarce” Rioja Blanco
Rioja, Spain
50% Chardonnay, 30% Malvasia, 10% Viura, 10% Tempranillo Blanco

Subtle and elegant with just a touch of minerality giving a combination of aromas of white blossom and fruit with the aromas produced during the ageing on fine lees. It has a lovely fresh attack and yet also has plenty of body and volume which, together with well-balanced acidity, make it a lively, fresh wine with a long aftertaste.
"Some chalky mineral aromas here. This has a bright, light and crisp palate and a dial-in, savory finish. Pears and white almonds to close." 91 Points, James Suckling
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2011 Viña Jaraba “Reserva” 
La Mancha, Spain
"The Reserva cuvée from Viña Jaraba is again a blend of seventy percent tempranillo, twenty percent cabernet sauvignon and ten percent merlot, with the wine aged in French and American barrels for twelve months prior to bottling. The wine is evolving very gracefully at age seven, offering up a deep and complex nose of black cherries, cassis, woodsmoke, a nice base of spice elements, just a whisper of the walnuts to come with further bottle age, a bit of chicory and a nice touch of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and resolving beautifully, with impressive complexity, a good core and fine length and grip on the classy finish. There is still a bit of tannin here to continue to carry the wine into the future, but it is wide open today and drinking very well indeed." 92 Points, View from the Cellar
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case 

2016 Bodegas Casa La Rad “Solarce” Rioja Tinto
Rioja, Spain
60% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha, 5% Maturana, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense ruby-red color with violet hues. The 2016 Solarce offers up a fine nose of raspberries, cherries, lovely Rioja spice tones, a fine base of soil, a touch of coconut and a fairly generous framing of cedary French oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and focused, with classic Rioja velvetiness. Finishes silky smooth, with a varietal flavor and a long, lingering aftertaste of fresh fruit.
Regular Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2016 Finca La Mata
Ribera del Duero, Spain
"The 2016 Finca la Mata is an excellent young wine, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of cherries, red plums, a touch of clove, good soil tones, a lovely touch of nuttiness and a deft framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and still fairly youthful, with a good core, fine soil inflection, moderate tannins and a long, nascently complex and very nicely balanced finish." 91 Points, View from the Cellar
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2014 Pago De La Jaraba
L
a Mancha, Spain
"The bouquet offers up a very fine mix of black plums, black cherries, cigar wrapper, a gentle touch of spice, good soil tones and a nice base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite elegant in profile, with a good core, impressive nascent complexity and a long, well-balanced and moderately tannic finish. This needs a few years for the tannins to soften (and the bit of oak tannin here to be absorbed more completely), but all of the constituent components are in place and this will be a serious wine when it is ready to drink." 92 Points, View from the Cellar
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case

 



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