Los Vinos de las Fiestas

COMO SE HIZO LA LISTA

Esta lista se ha elaborado con base en los vinos que los socios de Club compartieron con familias y amigos durante las festividades de fin de año en 2013 desde el día de Acción de Gracias hasta la Noche Vieja y que generosamente les recomiendan a sus amigos amantes del vino.  La lista se irá completando con nuevas recomendaciones a medida que se reciban.

La Lista

Jorge García

Sonvida 2007 – Uco Valley, Mendoza.  A Malbec from Altamira distric in La Consulta city (San Carlos Departament), . Full body Sonvida 2009and ripe malbec not far from any first brand around (Achaval Ferrer, La Celia, O.Fournier, some Catena wines,etc). Beautiful acidity and balanced alcohol for this malbec full of ripe small black berries,black california plums and a nice soft oak toach. The wine is very nice now, but surely much better somewhere between 4 and 6 years old. A 92 point malbec now and 94 in a couple of years of progressive maturity.  – Calvert Woodly $23

Ricardo Zabaleta

Baronia del Montsant Englora 2008 . Red wine aged in oak barrel. EngloraEnglora Composition: Red Grenache 49%, Carignan 24%, Cabernet Sauvignon , 9%, Syrah 7%, Tempranillo 1%.

Crushed-rock, violet, black raspberry, and cherry aromas soar from the glass of this deep, medium-bodied, seriously-endowed, rich, well-structured and delineated offering. Limited Producction: 23,330 bottles. – Total Wine  $18

Cecilio- Augusto Berndsen

Flavium Mencía Premium – Bierzo – 2008   The 2008 Flavium Premium Mencia Flavium Bierzowas rated 90 points by Jay Miller of The Wine Advocate. This is incredible, especially for the fact that the wine only costs $10.99.   After further searching, it is also available at some other wine stores in DC starting at $8.99, such as MacArthur Beverages.

The Mencia grape is usually grown in the northwestern part of Spain. It was typically used as a blending grape for many years, but lately has become immensely popular on its own, as with the Flavium wine from the Vinos de Arganza vineyard in the Bierzo region.  www.examiner.com

Comment: Robert Parker concurs offering a grade of 90. Someone may wargue: Mencia Wine with white meat? Well this wine is so well balanced that can be taken with red or white meat. Or even with no food. It is agreable all ocasions wine. The ratings and the price are a tremendous combination. Drink it you will like it.

German Zinke

Chateau Saint Michele Columbia River Whites. 

Chateau SM RieslingChateau SM Sauv BlancChateau SM ChardPara este día de Acción de Gracias elegimos una viña y compramos 3 tipos de blanco.  La viña es Chateau Ste. Michelle del Columbia Valley. Los vinos:      Riesling, Chardonay y Sauvignon Blanc. Van bien con el pavo.  Los precios entre $10 a $15, bastante baratos.

The Following information is from the Chateau St Michele webpage.

The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a bright fruit profile of apples and melons. The mostly stainless steel fermentation provides the crisp character to the wine. Try this wine with pasta with cream sauce.  90 pts Wine Enthusiast

The Columbia Valley 2012 Chardonnay is a pleasurable, food-friendly Chardonnay. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness.

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling is a dry, crisp, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful fruit flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finish. It offers inviting floral and mandarin aromas with a clean finish. This is an incredibly versatile food wine and my favorite with oysters.

The 2012 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling is made in a slightly sweeter style than our “Columbia Valley Riesling” but still shows the classic elements of Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling. It offers rich flavors of ripe peaches and apricot that are balanced by crisp acidity.  90 pts Wine Enthusiast.

Alfonso Sanchez

Seghesio Zinfandel 2010

Sag ZinEste es un vino de gran cuerpo y aroma, con sabores a frutas negras, rojas y vainilla, gran estructura y final largo y complejo con taninos suaves.  Resultó estupendo con la pierna de cerdo al horno.  Agrego las notas de los expertos. Precio $20.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate          This excellent 2010 Zinfandel was made from a blend of 89% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah and 2% Syrah, and was aged 10 months in primarily American oak and a small amount of French wood. This 80,000-case cuvee exhibits lovely strawberry and black cherry fruit notes intermixed with hints of pepper, spice box and a meaty/charcuterie aroma. It is an enticing, medium to full-bodied, dense, rustic Zinfandel to drink over the next several years.  (10/ 2012)

93   points  Wine Enthusiast,    90   points  Wine Spectator,  89 points Connoisseurs Guide

 Jairo Sanchez 

Estos vinos los encontré en restaurantes de New York (los tres primeros en el Blue Hill Stone Barn, Tarrington, y el ultimo en El Torrisi, en Manhattan)

Los tres primeros fueron excelentes cada uno en su estilo y quizás lo mas destacado es que los precio en el restaurante eran menos del doble de los de comerciales. El ultimo es un vino de la variedad  Rkasitel que se produce en los Finger Lakes en NY y que se caracteriza por ser muy seco y con fuertes sabores herbáceos y minerales que lo hizo una experiencia extraordinaria pues su vigor era suficiente para acompañar comida italiana suculenta.

Champagne, Billecarte Salmon Brut Mareuil Ay, Francia ( $45, 1/2 Bot. )
Red Burgundy 1er Cru  Domain Marius Delarche Les Boutieres Francia 1996($50)
White Sauvignon Blanc  Dragonette Cellars 2010 Happy canyon of Santa Barbara, California  ($ 30)
White Rkasitel 2010, Dr Konstantin Frank, Finger Lakes, New York ($15 )

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