Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques
Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques 2013

Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques

Note:  I haven’t written one of these wine tasting posts in a while.  It isn’t that I’m not drinking wine (perish the thought!) but we have been consuming a lot of the Baron de Ley stock we have.  It has become my wife’s “go-to” wines of choice.  However, we finally broke out of that “rut”, but we still haven’t left Spain.  Instead of Rioja Tempranillo, we moved to Mencia grape wine from Bierzo region with the Raul Pérez Bierzo Ultreia St. Jacques.

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Baron De Ley Reserva
Baron De Ley Reserva Rioja 2011

Baron De Ley Reserva

I am a big fan of the Baron de Ley Varietales Tempranillo (see here) , so I thought I would try it’s more mature brother, the Baron de Ley Reserva.   Most of the information here is found on their website, provided here for ease of information.

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Impressions of Spain

While I tried to post something about each of our days in Spain, I thought it might be worth summarizing our trip with an overall impression of the country.  So after talking with DJ, here are a few of things that stood out to us during our time there.

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Spain Trip: Day 14 – Last Day in Madrid, El Retiro Park
Puerta de Alcalá, from our hotel

Spain Trip: Day 14 – Last Day in Madrid, El Retiro Park

For our last full day in Spain, we had no tours scheduled.  Usually when we travel, we don’t make a lot of plans.  That allows us to factor in environmental elements like the weather, events, etc. as they occur.  Having seen most of the sights we wanted to see in Madrid, we decided to just do a “walk-about”.  And the first place we headed was across the street from the hotel, El Retiro Park.

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