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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wine Tasting - Rueda Vacceos Verdejo-Viura 2006 (2)

"I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food."

Hello there!  I tip my wine glass to you.  May it bring you a warm heart, a quick mind, and a healthy long life.

Want a good value in a white wine?  Look no further than Spain my friend.  There are a lot of bargains deriving from Spain.  A country currently undervalued in its’ vino.  Try it now before it’s too late.  Before too long supply and demand are going to dictate rising prices for wines from Spain.  Chucky has warned you.

Chucky's Point Score:  88
Tiffany's Point Score:  90

Ruedo Vacceos Verdejo-Viura 2006

Appellation:  Rueda, Spain
Grape Varietal(s):  60% Verdejo & 40% Viura
Price:  $7.99 at Eat More Produce
Vintage: 2006
Producer:  Cuatro Rayas Winery
Alcohol:  13%
Calories:   91 per 4 ounces

Tasting notes as follows.

Chucky's Tasting Notes

Chucky's Notes:  "Very fresh & full of grapefruit on the palate.  It finishes with a slightly sweet tropical fruitiness.  This is a crisp young refreshing white wine.  Very nice."

Tiffany's Tasting Notes

Tiffany's Notes:  "Wow!  If I could fit in this wine glass I would dive right in!  Love the stinky moldy bouquet!!!  Nice thick creamy body of this wine nicely coats the palate followed by a wonderful grapefruit & lime fruitiness!  What a wonderful refreshing summer wine!  Love it!!!"

From the bottle's label:

Tasting NoteMade from a careful blend of Verdejo and Viura (macebo) grapes, harvested when perfectly matured.  A steely pale-yellow coloured wine.  Delicately fragrant due to the blend of varieties from which it is composed.  Smooth palate, fresh and dry, long after taste.

MatchingPerfect companion for all kinds of fish, shellfish or white meat.

Serving Temperature6-8oC

Ha!  Yet another wine previous reviewed by Tiffany and I.  Unbeknownst to either of us as we reviewed this wine today, back on March 7th, 2011 we had already done the same.  And grudgingly I must concede Tiffany as once again, the “Queen of Consistency”. Last time I gave this an 83-point and Tiffany had given it 88-point.

This day I find myself 5-point higher and Tiffany 2-point higher in our evaluations.  But, there may exist a logical explanation.  Perhaps this wine has simply improved over time?  Then, too, Tiffany and I may have developed differing tastes over time.

It really doesn’t matter.  This wine is a most delicious and refreshing treat from the vines of Spain.  The soil, climate, grape varietals, and environment of the Ruedo region has delivered Mother Nature’s best.

Sit back, unwind, take your shoes off, prop up your legs and uncork a bottle of Ruedo Vacceos Verdejo-Viura today my friend!  Life simply doesn’t get any better.  Vino and a healthy lifestyle simply make wonderful dance partners.  Go tango today!

Hi-dee hi-dee uncork-a-white-wine-from-Spain-instead-of-buying-a-plane-ticket-ho my friend.

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