Category: spain

2017 Bodegas Rafael Palacios “Louro do Bolo” Godello

Feeling pretty zen with this lovely Godello. Lemon, apple, orange blossom, seashells, and a hint of mimosa aroma on the nose. Similar notes on the palate with wonderful, wonderful minerality. Stellar stuff. Give it to your Burgundy-loving friends and tell them the price after they try it. Awesome. 

5/5 bones



14% abv

Galicia, SPAIN

2014 Bodegas Pinuaga 200 Cepas Vino de la Tierra de Castilla

Enjoying this lovely Tempranillo to chase away the chills of winter. Red and black cherries, oak, green herbs, and purple flowers on the nose. Rich cherries and blackberries on the palate along with darker herbs, spices, vanilla, and wood notes. Only 6,000 bottles made of this stuff! 

4/5 bones



14% abv

Castilla La Mancha, SPAIN

2017 Envinate “Benje”

Wine from the Canary Islands! Pretty interesting stuff made from old, untrained vines high up in the mountains. Notes of cherries, strawberries, cranberries, sapling, and salt on the nose. Cherries and strawberries on the palate with a salty minerality and nice acidity. Cheers!

4/5 bones


Listan Prieto, Tintilla

12% abv

Canary Islands, SPAIN

🍷 Happy Monday! Enjoying this lovely 2009

Olarra Clásico Reserva (90 pts) from Spain tonight. Full review here:

2009 R. Lopez de Heredia Viña Tondonia “Viña Cubillo” Crianza

So thirsty this Thursday. Quenching my thirst with this lovely Lopez de Heredia. Reminds you of church on the nose with whiffs of dried incense, wood, and pews along with cherries, herbs, and leather. Noticeably fruitier on the nose than other Lopez de Heredias. Black and red cherries on the palate with wood, incense, potpourri, leather, and spice notes. 

4/5 bones


Tempranillo (65%), Garnacha (25%), Graciano (5%), Mazuelo (5%)

13.5% abv

Rioja, SPAIN

🍷 TGIF! Enjoying 2015

Valdebarón Reserva

(89 pts) from Rioja tonight. Came through LCBO VINTAGES in October for $23. Full review here:

🍷  Happy Monday! Enjoying this really special 2015

Olarra Erudito Reserva Especial (92 pts) from Rioja tonight. Available in LCBO VINTAGES in limited qty. Full review:

🍷  It’s Friday night! Enjoyed lovely 2010 Olarra Cerro Añon Gran Reserva (90+ pts) from Rioja tonight. Came through LCBO VINTAGES in October. Full review here:

🍷 TGIF! Enjoying

2015 Marqués de Cáceres Excellens Cuvée Especial (87 pts) from Rioja tonight. Vegan-friendly wine arriving in LCBO VINTAGES tomorrow for $17. Full review:

🍷TASTING TONIGHT! 6-8PM Winemaker alert! Garnacha is one of our favorite grapes here at Dandelion, and Montsant is one of this grape’s greatest terroirs.  One of our very favorite expressions these days is the exceptionally beautiful Altaroses from star winemaker Joan d’Anguera @cellers_joan_danguera
Joan himself will be behind the bar tonight to pour this gem and two other amazing Montsant wines for you!!! Do not miss this evening of deep and profound red wine!  Organic, biodynamic and natural.   XO #drinkwine #garnacha #montsant #spain #meetthemaker #checkoutthismanshands #dandylovesyou #greenpoint (at Dandelion Wine)