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Wine of the Week 01/31 – 02/6

Bodegas J C Conde “Vivir Vivir” 2007 $11.95

Overview: The 2007 Vivir, Vivir is 100% Tempranillo sourced from 20- to 60-year-old vines in La Horra. It was aged for ten months in tank prior to bottling. Dark ruby-colored, it features racy aromatics of mineral, spice box, black cherry and blackberry. Silky on the palate with no hard edges, this tasty wine will provide pleasure over the next three years.

Wine Spectator 90 points

Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
Region: Ribera del Duero – Spain


Encostas do Lima Vinho Verde 2008 $15.95

Overview: A low-alcohol, low-priced treat of a wine. Crisp, and clean and tasty. A light, fragrant nose with aromas of sweet pears that leads into pears and tropical flavors in your mouth. The wine has a crisp effervescence which adds weight and texture and goodness. A great aperitif wine- serve it nice and cold. If you haven’t tried a Vinho Verde, pick up a bottle of Encostas Do Lima; you won’t regret it.
Grapes: 80% Loureiro and 20% Trajadura
Region: Colheita – Portugal