Castilla Y León, Spain

Bodegas Naia (Viña Sila)

Naiades Rueda Verdejo 2012

Nose has fresh lychee, ripe pear, dried lemon peel, distant white flowers, crushed hazelnut and wet, neutral wood.

Palate has orange zest, (light) honey, cooked pear and wet sandstone. Medium acidity, but a long finish.

Color is a beautiful, light gold, showing some age.
100% Verdejo, likely could see a 10th birthday with proper storage. Our last bottle.

We've been trying for a (mostly) dry January to break into the New Year, but it's a challenge. We really enjoy cooking, and wine with a meal is like salt or seasoning with your recipe, something to compliment. We decided to limit ourselves to just Sunday nights, and been successful for three weekends now. We have a wine dinner tomorrow and not cooking, so bending the self-imposed law for a Saturday night. Sous-vide, citrus-marinated chicken breasts paired to boiled then convection baked potatoes with reserved bacon fat (we keep a jar in the refrigerator for any occasion, also duck fat) because flavor is the name of the game!
— 2 days ago

Sharon, David and 27 others liked this

Aster

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2014

🙈 tasting 5th wine
at wset level 2 course (5th meeting)

1sd of a tempranillo couple.

crianza level.

red cherries, blueberry, mint, vanilla, clove and tobacco 👃

medium acidity.
medium tannins.
full body.

strong 👄 of ripe red 🍒, black. fruit, oak, 🌏 and tobbaco.

medium 🎯

a well made one with enough complexity for a breakthrough.
— 7 days ago

Sharon, Neil and 2 others liked this

Finca Museum Viñedos y Bodegas

Numerus Clausus 2010

Great wine from Spain, dark fruit, blueberry, oak and vanilla on the nose. Palate is nicely layered with a nice long finish, perfumed dark fruit with oak, pipe tobacco, raisins and liquorice. Smooth mouthfeel with some tannins which will continue to soften. Hopefully the tannins will keep the raisins in check as that flavour may dominate as the wine ages further. Really rich and enjoyable. Not sure how to upload picture for new wine to delectable, answers on a postcard please 😃 — a day ago

Serge liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2000

Andrew Holod
9.7

From before the producer broke out the single vineyards, so simply labeled Corullon.
2000 was the second vintage I saw in the US. Came in funky 10 pack wooden boxes, as I recall.
Ruby w a more mature edge to the color. Amazing complexity; iron, mineral, bramble fruits, floral, hints of the ocean/iodine, cassis/minty. Palate is fully integrated and still with life.
— 10 days ago

Andrew, MICHAEL and 1 other liked this

Matsu

"El Recio" Tinto de Toro

In mine opinion the best of the three bottle line up. Balanced, powerfull but also elegant — 2 days ago

Bob, Ken and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Godelia

Selección Bierzo Godello Sobre Lías Finas 2015

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

One of my favorite #godello from #bierzo so balanced and delicate. Hints of honey, nuts, lemon peel and white flowers and anis. — 10 days ago

David, David and 2 others liked this

Bodegas Godelia

Bierzo Mencia 2015

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

This is a very good expression of #mencia from #bierzo at a reasonable price. In fact it’s a steal. — 11 days ago

David, Dawn and 5 others liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

This Mencía-based wine offers highly expressive cherry and dark berry scents and flavors, with bright mineral and spice topnotes. Concentrated and at the same time lively, the 2017 offers seamless texture and polished tannins, making it delicious now, especially alongside lamb or steak. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2020) — 13 days ago

MICHAEL, Daniel P. and 31 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Castro Ventosa

Valtuille Cepas Centenarias Bierzo Mencia 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

This is a funky and lovely #mencia from #bierzo #winesofspain blackberry ripe cherry and yet celery and Asian spice. It’s so original and so cool. Of the #valtuille this is the best one. — 11 days ago

Ira, David and 6 others liked this

Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2014

Seductive. Leather, tar, soil, fruit is dark. Dark chocolate, very ripe black cherry. A stunner! — 9 days ago

Lisa Thomas
with Lisa
Tom, Anthony and 16 others liked this