Recommended Wines From Spain
Cristalino NV Brut Rose Cava $8.99
This gaily-colored sparkling wine offers refreshing scents of raspberry and cherry on the nose with crisp, clean strawberry and cherry flavors on the palate. Serve in a champagne flute as guests arrive and await the feast.
Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe $15.00
Tangy and dry with a hint of salt-water taffy and fresh almonds, this exotic aperitif will whet your guests’ palate for dinner. At 15% alcohol, plan to serve this slow-sipping fortified wine in two-ounce servings.
Pazo San Mauro Albarino Marques de Vargas, 2006 $18.00
Rias Baixas is one of the trendiest regions for mineral rich, white wine in Spain.
The grapes come from vineyards situated on the rolling banks of the river Mino that are bathed in sunlight. Pair this wine, with its nose and palate of ripe apple, peach, and citrus, with the salad course.
Tilenus (Envejecido en Roble) 2004 Bodegas Estefania ($20)
Bierzo is quickly becoming one of the most recognized regions of Spain, and is the home of the Mencia grape. This particular wine, offers wild berries, mineral, and well-integrated oak, yet is delicate in nature and should pair well with even the white turkey meat assuming it is accompanied by cranberry or another rich sauce or gravy.
Emilio Lustau non-vintage Pedro Ximénez "Murillo" Seleccion del Centenario ($35) Dark brown with a clear edge. Thick and syrupy-sweet, structured by a tart layers of deep flavor, prunes and plums. Serve with dessert or in place of dessert.