“Cuvee Especial” Reserva Cava
(Penedès, Spain) $18
A sparkling to drink this holiday—maybe even while you are cooking. Beautifully made. Lively but also round. Not as crisp as Champagne.
88 points KM
“Prazo de Roriz” Red Blend 2015
(Douro Valley, Portugal) $15
Lots of tannin and Clint Eastwood 5 o’clock shadow scratchiness here but (like Clint) very attractive. Needs ribs or burgers, and it’s perfect.
89 points KM
Vinho Tinto 2014
(Alentejo, Portugal) $12
This vinho tinto (red wine) is simple but has lots of personality. Made from indigenous moreto grapes that spend 6 months in clay vessels. Juicy, very lean, fresh.
85 points KM