Occupying the northwest corner of Spain, the province of Galicia is nestled snugly between various mountain ranges to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and Portugal to the south. The area was first colonized by the ancient Celtics in the sixth century B.C and Galicia was […]
2005 Pazo Casanova Ribeiro – Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro (6/11/2006) 85% Trexidura, 15% Albarino, Godello, and Loureira Light gold in color with a nose that is faint showing light citrus, and cream. In the mouth the wine is soft and creamy with steely flavors of pineapple, minerals, and harrelson apples. Very […]
2005 Pazo Casanova Ribeiro Maxima – Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro (6/11/2006) Treixadura Light cream notes with nuts and smokey minerals on the nose. In the mouth it has a good acidity with some citrus, and a medium body. Creamy pineapple flavors on the finish. I hoped for more from this wine.
N.V. Vitivinícola do Ribeiro Treixadura Ribeiro Tostado de Costeira – Spain, Galicia, Ribeiro (6/4/2006)Rich golden color. The nose shows amond, honey and caramel notes. Rich and sweet in the mouth with a high acidity that balances it well. Intense flavors of wood, almonds, and honey. Very interesting and fun to […]
With the holidays here, and time seemingly short, I thought I would rely on some old tasting notes. It’s pretty crazy around here, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s a classic, and not really a surprise, but this year I’ll give it […]