2016 Bodegas Virxen de Galir Valdeorras Pagos del Galir, Spain, Valdeorras, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This comes from northwest Spain.  It is made from 100% Mencia grapes and spends six months in oak and six in bottle before being released.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose is nice with cherries, soy and spice.  On the palate, cherries, black cherries with an underlying spice.  Light tannins.  Good acidity.  This should hold for three to five years if stored well.  It will go well with chicken and lighter meat dishes as well as vegetable dishes.  

2017 Bodegas Virxen de Galir Valdeorras Pagos del Galir, Spain, Galicia, Valdeorras, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

This comes from northwest Spain and is made from 100% Godello grapes.  It is an interesting take on this varietal seeming more modern and new world than many.  Pale golden in color.  The nose is nice with limes and slight vanilla notes.  There is a slight golden raisin note with air and then a bit of peach and mint.  Really very pleasant.  On the palate, this is soft and smooth.  Medium bodied.  Good acidity.  Notes of dry pineapple (if that makes sense) with a touch of vanilla and a bit of peach.  This should be drunk in the next year or two.  It will go well with seafood or fowl and certa