I was really excited to feature these brand new wines from Bodeas Arraez. They are perfect red wines for pairing with the usual turkey and sides served on Thanksgiving. The wines are rich, very lush, but without too much tannin. The fruitiness really compliments everything perfect. We will be kicking the flight off with a wonderful wine for an aperitif… an Albarino. See you Friday!
Enjoy the full flight for $5
2016 Veiga da Princesa Albarino; $16.99
Rias Baixas, Spain
Produced in its entirety of Albarino from tiny estate of only 18 acres. Located in the Condado do Tea(County of Tea) running along the southeastern edge of the Rias Baixas. This region produces a great balance of ripeness and acidity to bring loads of juicy ripe fruitiness with that crisp refreshing quality I love about Albarino. Loads of floral and citrus notes. This is a perfect stand alone wine to enjoy before dinner. - $1.25 Sample
The winery started in 1950 is now onto the third generation of the Arraez family. Toni took over in 2007 and has driven the winery into more of a modern wine direction. The winery itself sits in the province of Valencia only about 50 miles from the Mediterranean coast. They own and manage about 30 hectares of estate vineyards and blend that fruit with sourced grapes from throughout the southeast of Spain. We selected the reds from Bodegas Arraez because they are rich, velvety, but without too much tannin. These are some of the most perfect red wines to bring to the Thanksgiving table.
2017 Bodegas Arraez “Vivir Sin Dormir” Monastrell; $16.99
“Vivir Sin Dormir”, “Life Without Sleep.” Made from 100% certified organic Monastrell (Mouvedre) grapes from the Jumilla region of South-Eastern Spain. This wine has intense aromas of red and black fruits like plum, blackberry and raspberry notes. It has full-bodied power on the palate but delightfully balanced by silky tannins. It is a long and lingering finish that will absolutely have you craving the next sip. - $1.25 Sample
2017 Bodegas Arraez “Bala Perdida” Alicante Bouschet; $16.99
“Bala Perdida”, “Lost Bullet.” Was named after the last film that actor David Carradine appeared in as a cowboy. The grapes are most well known as Alicante Bouschet, but grown in Alicante as Garnacha Tintorera. Located on the east coast right on the Mediterranean these wines develop big ripe fruit notes with a balance of acidity. Notes of juicy red fruits, cinnamon and spice, along with some creamy vanilla from the barrels. - $1.25 Sample
2017 Bodegas Arraez “Mala Vida” Red Blend; $16.99
“Mala Vida”, “Bad Life” is more of a turn of phrase. By “Bad Life” they are referring to the vices… Perhaps drinking a bit too much eh? The artists intention with this label is more about saying that people should enjoy the good life. This blend has a bit more tannin with about twice as much time in oak compared to the other two. It is a very unique blend of 30% Monastrell, 30% Tempranillo, 20% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is more robust with a long finish, lots of smokey nuances, and spice. - $1.25 Sample