Spanish Wines etc. 03/06/19
Bodegas Ojuel Rioja Fente Leon 2016. A WHITE Tempranillo Blend! Tempranillo Blanco and Garnacha Blanca. Pale color, grapefruit peel nose, then tropical fruit and minerality on the finish. Moderate acidity. Nice white for summer!
San Salvatore Campania Falanghina 2017. Pale gold, wet straw nose, bright acidic citrus fruit on the palate. Medium finish.
Blankiet Estate Napa Valley Prince of Hearts Bordeaux Blend. 90% Cab, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cab Franc. Soft red with purple fruit, supple tannin and a long finish. This is Mythicus Cab’s ($250-$300) little brother.
Fronton de Oro Tinto. From the Canary Islands, tis blend of Tintilla and Lustan Negro is pale/light garnet in color. Floral nose (verbena? lilac?). no acidity and then the tannins come in yielding quickly to a sweetness in the tannin. Not sweet fruit. Very unusual finish.