March Featured Wines – Celeste Verdejo Sur Lies, Rueda, Spain & Rioja Altos Ibericos Crianza, Spain

Familia Torres has very deep roots as a wine family but it was in 1870 that a winery was established when profits from the family shipping company allowed them to get into the commercial wine business. The Spanish civil war was a setback but recovery allowed them to eventually export wine in 1991. They join the world of environmentally, socially responsible and innovative producers.

2021 Celeste Verdejo Sur Lies, Rueda, Spain $17

This wine is fresh and aromatic . It is pale straw colored wine has a bouquet of nectarine, dried apricot and flint. It is generous in the mouth with flaors of honeydew melon, peach, coca butter, jasmine and a hint of marjoram. this is a great wine to serve with seafood or spicy foods. It is great with cheese. Alcohol: 13.0%

2017 Rioja Altos Ibericos Crianza, Spain $17

This is a classic, savory wine. It is considered a bright and contemporary red with smooth juicy tannins, elevated aromas and full-bodied fruit. Light aging in French and American oak creates a well-rounded palate and savory undertones of clove, green peppercorn and toasted bread. Think roasted or grilled meat. Alcohol: Alcohol: 14.5%

Wines of the Month – 2010 Shaya Verdejo & 2010 Rio Madre Graciano

Featured wines for November are 2010 Shaya Verdejo from Rueda, Spain and 2010 Rio Madre Graciano from Rioja, Spain


2010 Shaya Verdejo Old Vines             $16

Wine label for Shaya Verdejo Old Vines white wine

This is a bright, green-tinged straw colored wine. Intense green apple, pear skin and lime aromas are complimented by white pepper and herbs. On the palate the wine is taut and refreshingly bitter, with attractive herbal and mineral accents to the ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Finishes clean and long, with an echoing peppery note. Alcohol 13.5%




2010 Rio Madre Graciano                       $13

Wine Label for Rio Madre Graciano Rioja winemakers use Graciano grapes to add a floral bouquet to many blends. Rarely has it been used on its own. It was discovered several years ago Bodegas y Llurce Rio Madre was producing estate owned grapes on 20 year old vines that could stand on their own. This wine is rich, savory and luscious and tastes like a cross between Grenache and Tempranillo.  The palate starts sweet and sappy with juicy red currant and blackberry fruit, good acidity then ends with a dash of spice sprinkled over the finish. Alcohol: 14%