Young Hollywood’s Stephanie Varela Rheingold & Cava

2012 Juve Y Camps Brut Nature Reserva de la Familia ($18)          

Pale gold in color, this Cava has aromas of mature white peach, toasted bread and green tea with hints of lemon citrus and apricots. Equally rich and broad on the palate, these flavors continue to unfold on the palate. Pair with paté, seafood, tapas, paellas, grilled poultry or cured meats.

Wine Scores

Ben: 84

Scott: 87

Tom: 84

Stephanie: 86

Intense golden yellow. Elegant nose, mineral on first pour then delivering delicate apple aromas. Trace of milk and flowers. A fat, balanced wine on the palate boasting substance, fruit and good acidity. A very successful style for gourmet foods.

Wine Scores

Ben: 87

Scott: 87

Tom: 87

Stephanie: 88

NV Blancher Capadevila Pujol Reserva Brut Nature ($13)

2010 Blancher Gran Reserva Natural ($20)

Has a fresh and lively entrance onto the palate with very well-integrated effervescence. In the background there are enticing creamy notes. There are citrus sensations along with fresh fruits that envelop the palate with seductive and nuanced notes from this cava´s ageing process such as yeast, almond, and pastry sensations. This cava has good acidity that is well-balanced and very fresh. Blancer Reserva-Nature has a medium-long finish that presents subtle and nuanced bitter notes.

Wine Scores

Ben: 88

Scott: 86

Tom: 87

Stephanie: 87

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