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Anyone taste anything nice this weekend?

Did anyone taste anything nice this weekend? I have a really bad Spanish rose (Tres Ojo) and a nice viognier from Cristom.

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  1. We had two lovely Spanish wines at Casa Mono in Manhattan - a white - Naia Des, 2004, from Rueda, and a sparkling rose - Codorniu Pinot Noir Brut from Penedes.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      now that you've had the
      Naia 2004 try Jose Pariente 2004 its excellent and just $5 more. I've noticed it in restaurants more and more lately (not just spanish ones). Jose Pariente has turned into the "new" household classic in Spain. Its a great Verdejo, highly recommend it.

      1. re: cleveland park

        Thanks - I'll give that a try - I've only had albarinos before and am woefully ignorant about Spanish whites ... fortunately Casa Mono has a great wine list and we just went with the waitress's recommendation.

        1. re: MMRuth

          There is a great Rose from penedes that you might be interested in. Its called 1+1=3 Rose Cabernet Sauvignon the year is 2004, although 2003 is still good. Its the best rose from Spain i've tasted around here. IMO worth a shot. The bottle should run around 14-17

    2. Had Paul Bara champagne and an California white called Conundrum (http://www.conundrumwines.com/). Both were excellent.

      1. Last night was the Robert Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, a wonderful rose. With dinner, a bone-in ribeye, was a 1999 Edgewood Cab that was fantastic. Saturday night with dinner, lamb, was the Robert Sinskey Capa Vineyard Pinot Noir, a limited production wine that is simply outstanding.

        1. I had an inexpensive, very refreshing Spanish Albarino with my cheese pizza last night...yum.

          This is my new favorite summertime quaffer.

          1. 2004 Navarro Chardonnay from my first shipment of their pre-release program. Very happy on a nice sunny day in Oakland.