Cellar Selection review by The Wine Enthusiast Editor Michael Schachner. You may click the wine name to read more details and reviews.
Astrales 2015 Christina (Ribera del Duero); $90, 93 points:
I’m much more familiar with Garnacha Blanca from Catalonia than Aragon, but this is a very convincing rendition of the variety. Medium-bodied, with open fruit flavors recalling white melon, tangerine and autumn pear, this is quite juicy and flavorful when first sipped, but then shows a more taut, citrus character in the finish. This sensory transition from a broad fore-palate to a linear aftertaste will help this work well with a very wide variety of foods, including anything from a roasted chicken to shellfish dishes such as shrimp or mussels. Delicious, and a very attractive bargain.
93 Michael Schachner Nov 9, 2018