Best New Wines from Spain - International Wine Cellar
Josh Raynolds' annual report on the Best New Wines from Spain in Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
has just published and includes reviews on nineteen wines from Valkyrie Selections.
hit the trifecta for Montenovo, Valdesil, and Pezas da Portela (90-91-92, respectively) and Josh nailed it when he references the wines' "power and vivacity" and "depth and energy."
Also pulling out the one-two-three punch was Tomàs Cusiné
with Auzells (90), Vilosell (89) and Geol (91). "Lush, spicy and seamless..." - that's the kind of stuff we love to hear!
For under $10, check out what Josh says is "juicy, focused and emphatically fruit-driven, offering energetic red berry and spice flavors that show a slight jamminess. This easy-to-drink wine finishes with good cling." That is Lechuza
Garnacha he's raving about - and yep, under $10 a bottle.
Losada Vinos de Finca
has an impressive showing with a big 92 points for Altos de Losada, 91 for La Bienquerida, and 88 for Losada. The words "mineral" and "minerality" showed up each time...
For a complete recap, click HERE
, and find some other big 90+ scores for Bodegas Eidosela
, La Vinyeta
, and Joan Simo.