Chardonnay | Catavino - Part 3
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N.V. Albet i Noya Cava Barrica 21 Brut Reserva

N.V. Albet i Noya Cava Barrica 21 Brut Reserva – Spain, Catalunya, Cava (6/30/2006)78% Chardonnay and 22% Parellada – Organic Wine Light yellow/green hay color. Strong yeast and caramel aroma on the nose with a nuttiness that creeps up near the end. The palate is extremely tart to me with […]

2004 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Chardonnay

2004 Bodegas Nekeas Vega Sindoa Chardonnay – Spain, Navarra (5/16/2006) Pale yellow gold in color. The nose is smokey with buttered oak, lime and nuts. In the mouth the acidity is high with a creamy overall mouthfeel. Flavors are of strong pineapple, oak, lime, and slight bitter grapefruit on the […]

Winners? Spanish and Portuguese Chardonnay’s

It was about 6 months ago when we had a somewhat lively debate here at Catavino regarding the merit of having numerous wine competitions around the world. I had posted the results of the International Wine Challenge as proof that Spain was producing quality wine; but after a reader pointed out the […]

Where is DO Ampurdan-Costa Brava?

She’s back! My wife and blossoming wine enthusiast, once again, adds a bit of her growing knowledge to my humble blog. Hope you all enjoy, and let her know you want more! Till soon, Ryan Opaz Last September, I had the privilege of spending two weeks biking throughout one of […]