Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wintery Weekend Wines

The Verdejos of Rueda are among the most consistent white wine values available and Lo Nuevo Lunares Verdejo 2011 is no different. This bottling has the signature white peach, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors, but has an extra charge of acidity that makes it sizzle. Should be delicious with anything from the sea.

La Cartuja Priorat 2011 has quite a pedigree, scoring 93 pts. from Robert Parker, so expectations were high. While it delivered some of the black cherry, blueberry and mineral flavors from the Garnacha/Carinena blend, we considered it an overall lighter style than the rustic, boldness that typify Priorat wines. Easy drinking, uncomplicated and a great match with red meat or pasta in a rich tomato sauce.

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