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Sep 5, 2010 08:42 PM


Does anyone know what is the best Valdepeñas I can find in the (US) market?

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  1. Wish I could help you. I enjoyed a number of Valdepenas wines when I was in Spain. I've not seen any in the U.S. But I haven't looked in NYC, Chicago, etc.

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    1. re: Brad Ballinger

      Most in NYC tend to be lower end, tank fermented...enjoyable for what it is but nothing distinctive...

      1. re: penthouse pup

        oh that;s too bad. I always enjoy them in Spain but I haven't found anything nice in NYC...

        1. re: LRS

          I know what you mean...local wines of a certain sort, somehow taste fantastic where you
          drink them...and either they don't sustain themselves after shipping (for any number of reasons) or they just don't taste the same in your own home, one feels disappointed. Even so, sometimes I grab bottles of wines that bring back memories, and let the "fantasia" of the past experience work its magic.

          Have you tried the small wine shop on First Avenue and 6th Street called "Tinto Fino"?
          They specialise in Spanish wine.
          85 1st Avenue
          New York, NY 10003-2937
          (212) 254-0850

          1. re: penthouse pup

            thank you PP. yes ima regular customer at Tinto fino, they have a nice selection but do not carry Valdepenhas. I will give them a call though, maybe the can give a hint..

            1. re: LRS

              I just typed in "valdepenas" into and there seems to be a few types available in NY state...

              1. re: penthouse pup

                Thanks. I ended up buying a Valdepenas in Syosset. It was just ok. There is no need to buy Valdepenhas in the states. I bought a very nice Lopez de Heredia that same day, what a huge difference.