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Wines From Spain

Time: 
03/20/2016 - 3:00pm
Hosts: 
Garay/Zapata
Location: 
The Garays
We will taste a geographic and varietal cross section of superb Spanish wines, starting with a Cava aperitif, followed by the only white selection, an Albariño. We will then concentrate on the reds consisting of Tempranillo, Rioja, Garnacha, Monastrell, Priorat; and finally, as a special treat, an Amontillado (Sherry). Each of these wines have been tasted by the hosts and selected for their quality as well as whether they typify the regions and varietals they represent. There will be a tapas selection to accompany these fabulous wines
Tasting Results: 
Thank you to our co-hosts Jaime Zapata and Bob Garay for a job well done for the March tasting, “Spanish Wine”, at Bob and Beth’s beautiful home (Beth not present). The tapas that were presented were outstanding pairings for each wine and very well prepared by Bob and Jaime. Eight wines were served and are listed below with their respective price. Thank you to Jaime for the journey through Spain and the nice map. The overall favorite wine is denoted in bold text:
  • Gramona La Cuvee Cava 2011, $20 (Carriage Wine)
  • Burgas Albarino 2014, $18.80 (Church Street Wine Shoppe)
  • Manuel Martinez Puerta Bonita Garnacha 2010, $16 (Carriage Wine)
  • Emilio Moro Finca Resalso 2013, $16 (Carriage Wine)
  • Imperial Reserva Rioja 2009, $43 (Carriage Wine)
  • Bodegas Juan Gill Monastrell 2013, $17 (Carriage Wine)
  • Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat 2014, $24 (Carriage Wine)
  • Los Arcos Seco Amontillado, $21 (Carriage Wine)
     
Overall favorite: Gramona La Cuvee Cava 2011
 
A hearty thank you to the 34 attendees at the March tasting!