"The wines that Gerry Dawes is importing from Spain are appealing because they are affordable and yet have individual character. They haven't been smoothed out to be merely drinkable or, even worse, just to make a big first impression.
They go brilliantly with food, which is the right place for wine. And they speak of of the land and the winemakers that gave birth to them.
I was delighted by the multi-layered Hermanos Merino Catajarros Rosado 2010 Cigales, which is a rosé that conjures up a perfect summer afternoon.
Among the reds, I particularly enjoyed the peppery Viña Cazoga Tinto 2010 Amandi, the lighter, nicely balanced Décima Mencía Tinto 2010 Amandi, and the complex Toalde Tinto 2010 Ribeiras do Minho.
The whites that stood out for me were the crisp, stony Manuel Formigo Finca Teira 2010 and the peach-and-almond redolent Adegas D. Berna Godello 2010 Valdeorras." - - Arthur Lubow
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