Tasting notes, Feb. 25, 2023; wines of Spain


2021 Can Feixes Blanc Seleccio
On sale for $17.99
Penedes / Catalunya / Spain
Parellada (Montonec), Macabeo, Xar-relo, Chardonnay, Malvasia
Stainless steel aged and matured, the Blanc Seleccio is kept on its lees in the months prior to bottling. Intensely mineral, the Seleccio also offers a subtle perfumed character.
2020 Bernabeleva Camino Navaherreros Blanco
On sale for $16.50
Gredos / Spain
Albillo, Macabeo
Produced from a few white vines interplanted in Bernabeleva’s elevated Garnacha vineyards, the Navaherreros Blanco spends just a few hours with the skins. The resulting wine is aged in stainless steel, concrete and neutral oak barrels and offers orchard and stone fruit aromas and flavors.
2019 Raul Perez Ultreia “La Vitoriana” 
$84.99 / Case Price $68
Bierzo / Spain
100% Mencia
Just two barrels of the Ultreia Vitoriana were produced from a very old vine, north facing site in Bierzo. The wine was fermented in Amphora and aged in neutral barrels. Aromatically complex and texturally suave, this is a very complex example of the Mencia varietal.
2020 Bodegas Ateca Atteca “Old Vines”
$16.99 /
Case Price $13.60
Calatayud / Spain
100% Garnacha
Grown in the warm, dry climate of Calatayud, in gravel and clay-based soils the Atteca is an introduction to the rich, sense style of Bodegas Ateca. Though aged for 10 months in barrel, this bottling is all about the fruit and spice of Garnacha.  
2020 Finca Torremilanos
Los Cantos 
$19.99 /
Case Price $16
Ribera del Duero / Castilla y León / Spain
95% Tempranillo, 5% Merlot
One of the oldest producers in the Ribera del Duero, Torremilanos chooses to harvest significantly earlier than many of their peers. The resulting wines show uncommon freshness for the zone. Los Cantos is aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels.
2019 Muga Crianza
“El Anden de Estacion” 
$19.99 /
Case Price $16
Haro / Rioja / Spain
70% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha
Named for the train station used to ship Rioja to Bordeaux long ago, El Anden de Estacion is new wine for the venerable Bodegas Muga. While meeting the barrel aging requirements for Crianza, this bottling offers an atypically fresh fruit personality for the genre.