If we are looking at the silver lining of what has been going on in my life then we can look at one of the major things…and that is the fact that I can go back to enjoying wine. This past Monday the girls met for yet another wine club. I am very impressed that it was our fourth month having it, and it seems that this club is going to work out. This month the theme was wines from SPAIN!

I gotta tell you I was very impressed with the wines that we tried. I normally don’t focus on what area the wine is from when I buy it. I’m more of a “what’s the cheapest brand” type of girl, but since we’ve set a limit on the wines these can’t be too expensive. Therefore, I highly recommend you giving some of them a try. Especially if you like very light wines, which I do. They aren’t very full bodied, but they are perfect for the summer months!

I want to thank my friend “P” for keeping track of what we all thought of the wines. It is very helpful. As a matter of fact I went to the wine store the other day and wanted to buy one of the wines we tried, but couldn’t for the life of me remember the name. Now, since she writes this stuff down it will all be in a journal!

The wines were rated on a scale from 1-5.


Name: Bellum Vineyard: Providencia
Region: South East Spain
Vintage: 2005
Price: $16.99
Comments: full body, citrus and floral taste, oak finish
Rating: 4

Name: Hoya de Cadenas (This one tasted very much like a pino noir)
Vineyard: Reserva Tempranillo
Region: Valencia
Vintage: 2004
Price: $14.99
Comments: tastes like pinor nior, clean, has deep intensity, soft body, grape variety
Rating: 3.5

Name:Castelo de Papa (this white was my FAVORITE! Very light and crisp! I highly recommend it for sitting out on these summer nights..or anytime!)
Vineyard: Godello
Region: Valdeorras/ NW Region
Vintage: 2007
Price: $15.99
Comments: hints of green apples and grapefruit, tropical aroma, pale yellow appearance, citrus taste
Rating: 4+

Name: Gazela Vineyard: Vinho Verde
Region: Portugal
Vintage: 2008
Price: $8.99
Comments: served best with seafood and fish, must be kept upright, it’s an after dinner drink, sparkling, very light appearance
Rating: 3.5

Name: Herederos del Marques de Riscal
Vineyard: Vinos Blancos del Castillo
Region: D.O. Rueda
Vintage: 2005
Price: $10.00
Comments: looks and tastes like Chardonnay
Rating: 3

Name: Condesa de Leganza
Vineyard: Tempranillo
Region: La Mancha
Vintage: 2007
Price: $10.00
Comments: bright/vibreant aroma, taste of ripe cherries and crushed raspberries, crips & pleasant

Let me know if you give any of these a try! I’d love for others to enjoy the same wines that we try at our wine club!