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93 • Loxarel 2007 OPS D, Penedes $14.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet black color. Bright roasted pepper, pickled okra, and black cherry aromas and flavors on a dryish medium-full with focused structure depth and an olive, cider vinegar, leather and sandalwood accented finish. Lots of savory, terroir-driven Old World character in a eminently table friendly style. Very impressive. (tasted on Jul-15-2010)
88 • Monasterio de Las Viñas 2007 Crianza, Cariñena $9.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of chocolate covered berries follow through on a supple, soft entry to a dryish medium body with bright tangy acidity and a lingering cedary, chewy tannin finish. A nice food wine. (tasted on Mar-22-2010)
86 • Monasterio de Las Viñas 2006 Reserva, Cariñena $12.99. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Interesting aromas of creamy nougat, blackberry vinaigrette, sautéed peppers, and baking spices follow through on a supple, soft entry to a dryish medium body with good depth and intensity. Finishes with a tangy brown apple skin, tomato and chalk fade with a powdery tannins. Try with lamb stew. (tasted on Mar-22-2010)