Pallas Rosé 2017

90
Pallas
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $11.99

Tasting Notes: Rose petals and strawberry on the nose, but the strawberries take over on the palate from start to finish. Fruit-forward and a silky soft round character define this wine as a standout among its price-point peers.
Pallas Rosé 2017

Vivanco Rosé 2016

90
Vivanco
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $12

Tasting Notes: A lush blend of tempranillo and garnacha. Brillant deep pink, with hints of cherry and raspberry. A real buy which pairs with just about everything.
Vivanco Rosé 2016

Olivares Rosado Rosé 2017

92
Olivares Rosado
Varietal: Rosé
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $9.99

Tasting Notes: Floral with red fruits on the nose and in the mouth. It is fruity, yet fresh and balanced. Serious bang for the buck!
Olivares Rosado Rosé 2017

Domaine Pichot Vouvray 2015

92
Domaine Pichot
Varietal: Vouvray
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $19.99

Tasting Notes: A dazzling expression of vouvray. There is balance of acidity and vibrant, slightly sweet fruit combined with a creamy texture like you would experience with a golden chardonnay. A must-have with lobster or crab legs.
Domaine Pichot Vouvray 2015

La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Rioja Reserva 2009

92
La Rioja Alta Vina
Fanciful Name: Reserva
Varietal: Rioja
Vintage: 2009
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $30

Tasting Notes: Rich, powerful and full bodied. Loaded with inviting black truffle and blueberry. Well balanced. Drinking great right now but will continue to develop for a few years.
La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Rioja Reserva 2009

Bodegas Ondarre Reserva 2010

93
Bodegas Ondarre
Fanciful Name: Reserva
Vintage: 2010
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $20

Tasting Notes: An abundance of nice tart cherry and spice are prevalent on the nose. The palate is greeted by a pleasant plum and balanced oak taste. There are notes of vanilla and earth around mid-palate. The finish is long and tannic with subtle spice.
Bodegas Ondarre Reserva 2010

Castell de Sant Pau Cava

90
Castell de Sant Pau
Varietal: Sparkling
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $12.99

Tasting Notes: This charming, elegant sparkling wine is your best bet to enter the world of cava and become hooked. The floral bouquet rides slowly into a delicate palate, ending with a clean, dry finish. Made from all-white grapes, so blanc de blanc sparkling lovers should try their take at this wonderfully priced cava.
Castell de Sant Pau Cava

Insito Reserva Extra Brut

91
Insito
Varietal: Sparkling
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Cava
Retail Price: $15

Tasting Notes: Powerful and razor sharp, the heavy limejuice is complemented by candied lemon notes that are prominent. Slight spice and white pepper notes supplement the vibrant savory citrus acidity.
Insito Reserva Extra Brut

Villa Conchi Brut

92
Villa Conchi
Varietal: Sparkling
Country of Origin: Spain
Appellation: Cava
Retail Price: $15

Tasting Notes: This is a bright, fresh and tree-fruit-driven cava has a soft toasty almond finish to balance the refreshing nose and palate. The prominent notes of lemon zest and apple skin drive and define this fruit forward wine.
Villa Conchi Brut

Giro Ribot Masia Parera Reserva Brut

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Giro Ribot Masia Parera
Fanciful Name: Reserva
Varietal: Sparkling
Country of Origin: Spain
Retail Price: $14.99

Tasting Notes: A truly superb and elegant style from the Ribot Family in Penedes. 50% macabeo, 30% xarel-lo, and 20% Chardonnay produced by methode traditionelle. The wine is aged 12-to-15 months in bottle and not disgorged until ordered. There is a constant flow of tiny bubbles, delightful to the eye. There are hints of wildflower and truffle with a slight toastiness on the bouquet. It has a rich, creamy texture with nuances of baked apple and pear. The finish is long, crisp and slightly toasty/yeasty. You might think this is much more expensive than it is!
Giro Ribot Masia Parera Reserva Brut