Featured Wines for August – Bodega Hiruzta, Txakolin Berizia Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Zuri (2019) & Palacio de Arganza, Cabernet Sauvignon Mencía (2016)

Bodega Hiruzta, Txakolin Berizia Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Zuri (2019) $17

With a pleasant greenish, pale yellow color, this white has intense aromas of apple, grapefruit, and also subtle floral hints. Very fresh in the mouth with a well-integrated acidity, and the full-bodied quality associated with this variety, enhanced by the ageing on sedement. The blend is 85% Hondarrabi Zuri and 15% Gros Manseng. Great Appertif. Alcohol: 13%

Palacio de Arganza, Cabernet Sauvignon Mencía (2016)$10

This red blend has aromas of currant, plum, herbs and dry brush. It is fresh, focused and does not try too hard. An easy red that is wiry and juicy on the palate but not all that deep, this blend of 40% Cabernet and 60% Mencía tastes of pointed plum and raspberry, flavors that turn a touch sour on a zesty, acidic finish Alcohol: 13 %