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|Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2014 (based on 2 user opinions)|
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Community Tasting Notes (average 6 notes) - and median of 89 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by davestenton on 11/15/2013: Another excellent vintage of this wine. Less rich than the 2010 but greater purity with juicy citrus and an intensely stony core. Stylistically - and qualitatively - this bears comparison with Côte de Beaune 1er Crus; one of the finest Godellos I've tasted. (144 views)|
| ||Tasted by markcic on 10/27/2013 & rated 89 points: Very interesting and enjoyable wine, chardonnay without oak but a touch of flowers or as another taster put it, caramel. Served as an aperitif. (230 views)|
| ||Tasted by brigcampbell on 3/23/2013 & rated 90 points: Rock solid. Taste like a combination of chardonnay and viognier which is a good thing. The balance is perfect between the zesty fruit and acid. Always a great pairing with shrimp, and dare I say, grilled asparagus. (907 views)|
| ||Tasted by VinoSean on 3/1/2013 & rated 89 points: Color: Transparent gold|
Nose: Tart lemons and light caramel
Palate: White peaches, lemon peel, caramel corn, and hazelnut. Great acidity and minerality
Finish: Medium (709 views)
| ||Tasted by mpsocal on 2/17/2013 & rated 89 points: This was a very tasty wine. Can't beat it for $20. It is better than some wines i've had for twice that price. (791 views)|
Spain Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia
Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net
Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.
GaliciaGalicia is an autonomous region in the northwestern corner of Spain, north of Portugal. It is marked by an atlantic climate with frequent rain and moderate temperatures, especially along the coastal regions. There are five Denominación de Origen (DO) areas: Monterrei, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, Ribeiro and Valdeorras. Probably the best known wines are the Albariño wines from Rias Baixas, but all regions have seen increased interest in recent years. There has been also a notable resurgence of local grapes, like Godello, Treixadura or Loureiro.
ValdeorrasValdeorras (Valley of Gold) is the easternmost wine region of Galicia, with wineyards on the banks of the river Sil in the southern part of the Ourense province. The climate is a mix of atlantic and continental with high rainfall, but warm summers. Godello, an indigenous grape, is becoming important again - alternative names are Verdello, or Verdelho in Portugal. Other white grapes are Palomino, Valenciana and Lado. Mencía, Garnacha Tintorera, Gran Negro and Merenzao are in use as red grapes.