February - Wine of the Month

Spain's 2016 Vintage - Instant Gratification

An "exceptional" 2016 harvest both in terms of quality and quantity, with unusually favorable weather and exceptional conditions producing "superb" results. Quality is excellent, with modest alcohol, full ripeness, relatively light tannins, good aromatic range and no bitterness. These 2016 wines provide instant gratification and won't break the bank!

 

2016 Bodegas Abanico Sinfonia
Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain
100% Tempranillo

The wine is raised entirely in older barrels and offers up a fine bouquet of cassis, cigar ash, a touch of coffee grounds, garrigue, a bit of roasted meats and a gentle autumnal topnote that recalls Alicante Bouschet. On the palate the wine is deep, fullbodied and complex, with a fine core, moderate, well-integrated tannins and excellent focus and grip on the long and impressive finish. An astonishing value at $12 a bottle!
Regular Price $13.99 per bottle, $167.88 per case
Sale Price $11.99 per bottle, $143.88 per case

2016 Legado de Moncayo Old Vines “Montaña”
Campo de Borja, Spain
Aromas of ripe red berries, cherry and lavender take on a smoky topnote as the wine opens up. Silky and alluringly sweet, offering black raspberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors enlivened by a jolt of white pepper. The long, fruit-driven finish shows very good clarity, silky tannins and an echo of juicy red fruit. 
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case

2016 Rios de Tinta
Ribera del Duero D.O.
Made exclusively from Tempranillo vines, locally called Tinta del Pais , aged between 15 and 20 years old and vinified in all stainless steel. Bright and focused on the nose, displaying an array of dark fruit and floral aromas and suggestions of licorice and cola. Sappy and concentrated yet energetic, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Closes juicy and long, with lingering florality and gentle tannins that add shape and grip.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case

 

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