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A Pair of Wines Tasted in Seattle

This post features more wine tasted during my last trip to Seattle.  I grabbed the wine produced by San Isidro because I had never tried one from Bullas.  The wine is made by Juan Garcia Valera at the San Isidro Cooperative.  Bullas is located in south-east Spain just south of Jumilla in Murcia.  Bullas is higher in altitude and dryer than Jumilla. This bottle had good notes of stone and orange but it never shook off a hardness so it remained hard to embrace.  I grabbed the Chateau Kefraya because I have a strong curiosity about Lebanese wines.  Unfortunately this bottle was not interesting! These bottles were purchased from Wine World & Spirits in Seattle.

2010 San Isidro, Cepas del Zorro, Bullas – $14
Imported by Small Vineyards LLC.  This wine is mostly Monastrell.  The color was a medium purplish black cherry.  There was a light nose of delicate red berries and oranges.  This started off a bit earthy and rustic in the mouth.  It eventually remained hard with red fruit, framed in stone, with a hint of orange in the finish.  There was acidity and a touch of watery feel.  The tannins were integrated.  ** Now-2015.

2009 Chateau Kefraya, Les Breteches, Bekaa Valley – $20
Imported by Volubilis.  This wine is a blend of 66% Cinsault, 15% Tempranillo, 10.5% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2.5% Carignan.  It underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged in stainless steel.  Red fruit, herbs, not too much depth and short finish. Drinkable but boring.  * Now.