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Vina del Mar Tinto Penedès Jaume Serra Rood 2007

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This wine is round and rich with lime, grapefruit and lemon flavors. It is crisp with acidity and finishes bone-dry with a slightly toasted note. It is a great compliment to rich seafood dishes, including those heavily sauced with such ingredients as aioli.

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Jaume Serra:
Jaume Serra, the winery producing Cristalino Cava, was founded in 1943 by Jaume Serra Guell in the Garraf zone of the Penedes in Catalonia, Spain. The “El Padruell” estate presiding over the vineyard slopes was built in 1647. The winery was purchased and renovated in 1997 by the J Carrión group. The wines are produced using yeasts imported from Champagne, France and are made in the Methode Tradicional. 
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Editorial Reviews for Vina del Mar Tinto Penedès Jaume Serra Rood

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,756
3.50 5
12/13/2012

This shows impressive complexity on the nose with layered nut, honeycomb, toast, dried fruit and vegetal floral aromas. Fine mousse combined with a broad yet transparent feel in the mouth gives this a lovely presence, both sophisticated and elegant. The flavors are perhaps a touch light on the palate with a hint of something vaguely cherried sitting atop lemon, sour apple and bosc pear skin notes. The fruit here is subtle yet fresh with a lovely interplay on the finish between the fruity and earthy sides to this wine. Very nicely done. 88pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
12/07/2012

Clean fresh and light. Nice citrus notes.


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.00 5
03/14/2011

Pale bright, streaming pinpoint effervescence, aromas of bruised apple and bread dough, flavor notes of apples and citrus, lite on the palate, on to a moderate dry finish. Great Value!

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Snooth User: toothpicks
695380302
1.50 5
08/10/2011

What I would expect from a medium range Cava. plenty of bubbles, crisp nose mildly fragrant. Somewhat flat with little left on the palette. For this Restaurant it was the best value for a White wine on the lower price ranges.


Snooth User: Ninette2010
55737120
4.00 5
12/03/2010

I really loved this one and for the price....can't be beat. I found it at World Market. It is slightly heavier than Rose wines I have found in CA, but I like that. A good strong zip with a fruity after taste. It has been selected as best Value Brand wine of the year by Wine&Spirits magazine for the third year in a row.

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  • Snooth User: smithdaj54
    829879858
    3.00 5
    09/04/2011

    Three glasses


    External Reviews for Vina del Mar Tinto Penedès Jaume Serra Rood

    External Review
    Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
    06/21/2011

    Penedes, SpainJaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut is a delightful sparkling wine from the Penedes region of northeast Spain. It is made from the grape varietals Macabeo 50%, Parellada 35% and Xarello 15%. Spending 18 months on the lees, this refreshing sparkler offers a fine alternative to Champagne at a fraction of the price. Wine & Spirits gave Cristalino Brut a 91-point rating!Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut is bright green-gold in color with fine bubbles. It shows pleasing aromas of green apples, peaches, toast, flowers, cinnamon and herbal notes. Crisp and bright, dry with medium-full body, this sparkling wine has rich flavors of apples, figs, lemon, roasted almonds and pie crust. It is fruit-forward and nicely balanced, with a clean, citrusy finish.Enjoy Jaume Serra Cristalino Cava Brut as an apritif and with filet of sole, grilled shrimp, paella, chicken salad, and fruit desserts.


    External Review
    Source: Bowery And Vine
    01/19/2011

    Soft scent of toast and dry, lingering citrus qualities on the palate. This is a clean bubbly.


    External Review
    02/21/2012

    Straw color, smooth and fresh aromas; fine and fruity palate with a dry aftertaste. Clean, dry and crisp with citrus and apple flavors.


    External Review
    02/06/2013

    The Cristalino is crisp and refreshing, with lovely toasty, pie crust aromas and some austere citrus and apple flavours. It?s definitely dry, though not bracingly so.



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    This wine is round and rich with lime, grapefruit and lemon flavors. It is crisp with acidity and finishes bone-dry with a slightly toasted note. It is a great compliment to rich seafood dishes, including those heavily sauced with such ingredients as aioli.

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