Mile High's Wine of the Week: February 26th
Cubo Seleccion Tempranillo 2011
90 Points Robert Parker " It is built to seduce and it does a superb job in that respect."
Okay folks, this week we have concrete evidence that the days of the 90 Point $9.99 wines are not a thing of the past. If you’ve been reading this email for a few years then you undoubtedly remember the fantastic 2009 Cubo Seleccion Tempranillo. But if you’re a newer reader then let us take a moment to tell you just how darn good the 2011 Cubo is drinking. This wildly ripe and rich Tempranillo hails from the Spanish region of La Mancha. The nose explodes out of the glass with sultry scents of aged tobacco, wilted violets, and baked plums. As you would expect with a nose like that, that palate is thoroughly...
Bomber of the Month: February
La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa is located south of Valencia in eastern Spain. They set out to do something special in the local beer scene from their inception. Their philosophy is to produce beer carefully and passionately in small batches, using exclusively natural and high quality ingredients. La Socarrada is a top-fermenting Winter Honey Ale, made of barley malt, rosemary, rosemary honey, hops, and yeast. Rosemary is a very popular herb used in the region to flavor dishes such as paella and is not normally incorporated into the world of beer. As a result La Socarrada is a “gastro-ale,” and is...