Ana's top-notch Tempranillo is intensely fruity and flush with plump berry flavors, like taking your pick of the juiciest fruit from bushels of blackberries, cherries and plums, all topped off with a delicate touch of mocha from a year of barrel-aging in fancy French oak. 

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Raquel, a young literature teacher, gives her marriage a second chance and moves to her husband's hometown, which hides a dark secret she will try to unravel.

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December 26, 2020

2018 Placer Andaluz Chardonnay

Fresh citrus fruit flavors lead on the palate with a nice underlying note of tropical fruit. Since this wine is largely unoaked, the crisp and refreshing acidity comes through on the palate making for a nice thirst-quenching wine

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November 20, 2020

2015 Borsao Berola

Intense cherry red color. Remarkable aromatic complexity with memories of black fruit and balsamic and toasted touches. Warm and gentle in the mouth, with soft but persistent tannins in perfect balance with the alcohol

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I try to check out a few foreign movies or TV shows a few times a month.  This interesting movie comes from Argentina and is all about comics, drama and heroes.  A touch of Cosplay and super villain  is the premise of this wacky fun movie.  Here's my take.

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Very good Spanish red Blend.  Aromas of fresh red fruits, along with a note of burnt sugar, chocolate, spices & tobacco. Hints of wet undergrowth & dry, mineral overtones. Vibrant acidity & well-integrated tannins with solid structure. A wonderful blend of Garnacha Tintorera 70%. Monastrell 30%

 

Region:  Spain.                            Appellation: Almansa

 

Type:      Red                               Varietal:  Red Blend
 
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This Tempranillo is produced with only 100% Tempranillo, the Spanish red wine grape that is as noble and historic there as the sport of bullfighting, this a young and bright un-oaked version shows the real essence of Tempranillo in its youthful state: fresh cherry and red berry fruit on the nose, with a palate that is classically soft, silky and savory and has hints of sweet fruit, easy acidity and gentle tannins.

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A blend of primarily 90% Pardina, also known as Cayetana Blanca and Jaen Blanco, this grape is grown abundantly in northwest Spain even though it is not commonly known in the U.S..  It displays a lemon-gold color, with a subtle nose of pear and fennel, and flavors of citrus and subdued melon in a medium bodied, medium acid, fresh white that is excellent when cold. 

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Plaza de la Reina red marries three varietals Tempranillo, Grenache and Monastrell into a totally tasty blend that displays a medium ruby hue and aromas of plum and cranberry with some spice.  The flavors are surprisingly concentrated for a wine of this price with ripe fruit, nice tannins, and a long finish. 

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