By: Joe Manekin
K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer
Good afternoon, everyone,
Just two things to mention this week:
Our Friday tasting in Redwood City will feature some of the most exciting wines in Spain, those of Bodegas y Viñedos Ponce. Working primarily with organically farmed, old vine Bobal in the D.O. of Manchuela (a few hours SE of Madrid), Ponce has quickly built up a reputation in Spain as being one of the most talented and serious vignerons in the entire country. Here are some other producers that his bottlings occasionally remind me of: Jean Foillard, Chateau Pradeaux, and Domaine Gramenon. OK, now that we got your attention, get over to Redwood City tomorrow at 5pm.
Tasting lineup and details: http://www.klwines.com/local_events.asp#4
If you can't make it, then you still really need to try these wines. Read more, here.
As for wines of the week, my thoughts this week are why not keep it simple? Just one wine ought to do it. What a wine, though! If you're a fan of Riojas from Lopez de Heredia, Peciña, La Rioja Alta, Riojanas, etc, then I'm nearly certain you will love it.
1999 Viña Valoria Gran Reserva Rioja - $34.99
Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer
K&L Wine Merchants
Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748