The semester is just about done, so the great wine tastings courtesy of the Vintage Cellar
are about at an end. This week they offered some new wines.
Dibon Cava Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parellada – This cava is a dry sparkling wine. It was quite strong with the fruit smell an taste, and (to me)even stronger with the burn. Even I see a sparkling wine, I think this is going to be a sweet wine. Like the sparkling moscato I have here still unopened. I know it is going to be sweet so when I tasted this wine I expected to taste sweet but nope, this was really dry. I wanted to like this wine, but I just didn’t.
Marques de Caceres Verdejo 2013
I liked the color of the wine, clear enough to see through but with a nice golden color. I really did enjoy the citrus notes in the wine. It was nice and crisp, with a slight hint of a burn in it but I’m sure that is more to me then because of the wine.
Breca Tovana Old Vine Garnacha 2013
This wine is the same grape as the tres ojos last week. This wine was tart and dry. I would taste the light fruity notes in the wine, unlike the wine from last week where I could only feel how dry my mouth was. I don’t know if the differences between the wines were due to the fact that this one is old vines, or just in the different in the wine-making process.
Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Petite Verdot, Merlot
This is the first time I remember having a blended wine, that wasn’t a “region” wine (i.e a Bordeaux) I was able to detect a lot of the fruit in the wine, but I couldn’t tell that it was oaked. Looking at the tasting notes, the wine was oaked for only eight months, I wonder if that wasn’t enough time for the wine to get the oakey flavors strong enough for me to taste. But it doesn’t really matter since at the end of the day, I enjoyed it and that is all that matters.
Jam Jar Sweet White
A nice floral moscato to end the tasting. I’ve had this wine before, but I think it was the 2013 vintage. It has all the hallmarks of the sweet wines, sweet honey nose and a floral nose and taste. This was a good way to end this tasting.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a great weekend