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Raul Pérez

Ultreia La Claudina Bierzo Godello 2019

Here’s a Godello wine hailing from Bierzo, Spain.

After letting this beauty breathe, open, and warm up a bit - wow - it offers layered notes of baked apple, pear tart, quince, cantaloupe, lemon peel, chamomile, honeysuckle, crushed stone, sweet cream, creme brûlée, salted caramel, and brioche.

This wine is medium gold, dry and has medium acidity, medium alcohol, and a medium finish. It’s balanced and complex.

Raul Pérez, Ultreia La Claudina, Godello, Bierzo, vintage 2019, ABV 13.5%.
— 4 months ago

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Castro Candaz

A Boca do Demo Ribeira Sacra Mencía 2016

A project of Raul Perez. Old vines Mencía and 3 other indigenous varieties. Violets and cherry on the nose. Palate dominated by typical iron/blood flavor of Mencía with red fruit. Stony backbone with softer tannins. Long finish. Young but outstanding potential. This guy is a serious vintner. — 2 years ago

Judy Wagonfeld
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Raul Pérez

La Vizcaína La del Vivo Lomas de Valtuille White Blend 2017

Impromptu dinner: my wife happened to pick up a salmon filet, and I happened to pick up this bottle. Had poached salmon and sticky rice with carrots and white wine butter sauce. This Spanish white is mostly like a Chablis, but with an earthy/savory dimension. Very nice! I only wish I had added some cream to the sauce - this wine could hold up to more richness. — 3 years ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Bierzo Godello 2020

Green apple, apple pit and skins, candied lime and bubblegum nose. Rainwater and exotic citrus fruit braced by intense minerality moving into the palate. Pithy, citrusy finish with ample acid. A lean, pretty Godello. — 5 months ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía 2018

Described to me as an easy drinker but with enough interest to chew over with grassy, herbal notes. I found this to be spot on. I was also told it's a grape usually used in blends, but put center stage here. That intrigued me. I really enjoyed it and hope i come by it again. — 8 months ago

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Raul Pérez

Las Gundiñas Lomas de Valtuille Bierzo Mencia 2016

Love child! Never meant to beeee.... others have described this as a bastard infanta of burgundy & bierzo. This is a true statement. Dusty cherries, strawberries, great tannins, balance, hint of funk. In a spot right now that hints at future glories, tertiary aromas beginning to develop. All very Burgundian but with the extra womp of a bierzo backbone. Fabulous. — 2 years ago

Alsu Shakirova
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Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

@Jim Wagonfeld he’s done it again
Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Perez rarely misses.

Raul Pérez

Atalier Rías Baixas Albariño 2020

Delicious bottle of albariño. Citrus, green apple, and tropical fruit flavors abound. A racy minerality and good balance rounded out this bottle, making it a nice choice for a warmer-than-usual early-March weekend. 100% Albariño. 3/6/22. — 8 months ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

This was our red wine selection for dinner at Corvino Supper Club and my first experience with the 2008 Tondonia. We let this sit in a decanter for about an hour while we enjoyed the Raul Perez “Atalier”. No formal notes due to the setting but I recall that it starts a little green (not all that unusual for young Tondonia). Red cherries, harissa, zatar, and dill on the nose. So fresh! Red cherries, earth, leather, and ferrous minerals on the palate. Medium+ acid, medium+ tannin. Lovely. — a year ago

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Descendientes de José Palacios

Villa de Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2017

Wow - best mencia I’ve ever had. Palacios is an extremely talented winemaker who is well-known for fine Riojas. But he also owns vineyards in Bierzo growing old vine mencia. This wine is fabulous - medium-bodied, fresh, and lively with gorgeous red fruit, garrigue, and herbs. The fine-grained tannins and bright acidity make this wine a joy to drink. I’ve had many of Raul Perez’s mencias - they are very good; this is better. 2017 vintage on April 21, 2020 — 2 years ago

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Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía

Nice. Funky, meaty, smoky aromas... kind of like a mushroom bacon cheeseburger. It tastes completely differently, red fruits with soft, smooth tannins and a twang of acidity. Good balance; fairly light body. — 3 years ago