Trust Your Importer: Jorge Ordonez

Join us on Sunday, April 25th at 3:30 pm for another in our Trust Your Importer wine tasting series: Jorge Ordonez. We’re nearly full, but still have room for a couple of you. Call 326-9363 if you’d like to join us. As usual, the cost is $25, which includes not only the wines listed below, but a snack paired with each one.

Bodega Botani “BOTANI” 2008

The 2008 Botani is 100% Moscatel de Alejandria fermented 70% in stainless steel and 30% in French oak. Medium straw-colored, it has an alluring perfume of spring flowers, honey, spice-box, and tropical fruits. Smooth-textured, ripe, dry, and mouth-filling, this expressive effort is an excellent match for sushi and Thai food. 90 points-Wine Advocate $21.00

Bodegas Muga Rose 2009

Made in a style known as “Clarete” this tradition is based primarily in the Oja River area and particularly in the valley of Najerilla. This blending of red and white grapes and using Garnacha from cool weather areas of Rioja makes possible this “Clarete.” Light pink in color, it offers up aromas and flavors of strawberry and rhubarb. Crisp and tasty in the mouth, it has a fruity, refreshing finish. 60% Garnacha, 30% Viura, & 10% Tempranillo. $15.00

Bodegas Tarima Monastrell 2009

The project is a joint venture between Jorge Ordonez and the Gil family located in Jumilla, Spain. The grapes are 100% Monestrell with the age of the vines 25-35 years old. The wine is 100% stainless steel fermented with some stirring of the lees to attain the maximum out of this variety. The soils are very chalky and are at an elevation of some 2,100 feet above sea level. The winery owns some 192 acres of vineyards some are under organic practices and are currently in the process of being certified organic. $12.00

Bodegas Ateca Atteca Old Vines Garnacha 2008 Calatayud

Intensely floral bouquet offers scents of black raspberry, lavender, Indian spices and white pepper. Juicy dark berry flavors are complicated by notes of candied flowers and pepper and show no rough edges. The floral quality resonates on the spicy, long finish. 90 points Stephen Tanzer’s IWC $19.00

Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera Del Duero 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) 2006

The 2006 Emilio Moro was aged in French and American oak for 12 months. It has a superb bouquet of smoke, roasted herbs, scorched earth, and blackberry. Layered on the palate, it has tone of fruit, plenty of spice box notes, a firm structure, and years of aging potential through 2026. The Moro family has been making wine in Ribera Del Duero for over 120 years. 92 points Wine Advocate. $29.00

Alvear PX 1927 Solera

The impressive 1927 Pedro Ximenez Solera, from a solera begun nearly 80 years ago, boasts a dark amber color as well as an extraordinary nose of crème brulee, liquefied nuts, marmalade, and maple syrup. Huge and viscous, yet neither cloying sweet nor heavy, it is a profound effort. 96 points-Wine Advocate. $27.00


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