Segura Viudas - Spanish Cava

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Segura Viudas Spanish sparkling wines Segura Viudas is honored to receive such high praise for our artisan cava wines.

WINE THAT WOWS
"If you're throwing a big party, you probably need a lot of bubbles, and in that case, I recommend Cava...This one is a great example from Segura Viudas."
- Fox & Friends, December 2013 Download PDF

TOP 100 BEST BUYS, 89 POINTS - Brut
"One of the most reliable cavas at the price, this offers cool, crisp apple flavors along with leesy notes of toast, nuts and flowers. It's gentle and clean, fuel for a dance party."
- Wine & Spirits, Winter 2013 Download PDF

THE YEAR'S BEST FOR $10 OR LESS - Brut
"Cool and crisp, gentled by leesy notes of toast, nuts and flowers."
- Wine & Spirits, Winter 2013 Download PDF

TOP 100 BEST BUYS, 89 POINTS - Brut
Brut receives Top 100 Best Buys and 89 Points.
- Wine & Spirits, Winter 2013 Download PDF

AFFORDABLE SPARKLING WINE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM SPAIN
Wine Spectator featured Segura Viudas Brut, ARIA Estate Brut, Brut Rosé, and Extra Dry on their list of affordable sparkling wine recommendations from Spain.
- Wine Spectator, December 2013 Download PDF

20 BEST WINES UNDER $20 - Brut
"It's one of the best value bubblies on the market — period."
- Leslie Sbrocco, Shape, December 2013 Download PDF

BEST BUY - Brut
"Standard lemon-lime aromas open this quaffable Cava. In the mouth, it's creamy and soft, but not mushy, with candied mango, papaya and vanilla flavors that finish sweet."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2013 Download PDF

BEST BUY - Extra Dry
"Dry apple and spice aromas accent pear and melon scents. This feels mostly right, with lightly herbal, grassy flavors of apple and citrus that finish with medium intensity."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2013 Download PDF

88 POINTS - Reserva Heredad
"This feels fresh and lifted, with minerally, stony flavors of apple and lime. A clean, pointed finish feels nice and tastes like lettuce and bitter greens."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2013 Download PDF

BEST BUY - Brut Rosé
"Nectarine and orange peel are the lead aromas on this everyday, entirely serviceable Cava. A fresh, juicy, citrusy mouthfeel creats a nest for citrus flavors, grapefruit and orange in particular, to do their thing before finishing slightly bitter and pithy."
- Wine Enthusiast, October 2013 Download PDF

87 POINTS - ARIA Estate Brut
"Apple and peach aromas come with a hint of lime. This is clean and feels good on the palate, where apple, peach and nectarine flavors lead to a straight-ahead finish that feels right."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2013 Download PDF

#8 IMPORTED SPARKLING WINE
Segura Viudas is the #8 imported sparkling wine and Freixenet USA president, Tom Burnet, is quoted.
- Shaken's Impact Newsletter, June 2013 Download PDF

WINE PANEL'S PICNIC PICK - Brut
"A great sparkling wine value... It's a nicely done wine and would be good for an outdoor cheese party...It would be good with cured meats...It's a good party cava - the bottles are adorable and they could even be party favors."
- Dallas Morning News, July 2013 Download PDF

RECOMMENDED - Brut
"It's a good party cava... This is a great sparkling wine value."
- Dallas Morning News, July 2013 Download PDF

BEST BUY, 89 POINTS - Brut
"One of the most reliable Cavas at the price, this offers cool, crisp cider apple flavors along with leesy notes of toast, nuts and flowers. It's gentle and clean, fuel for a dance party."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2013 Download PDF

EXTREME VALUE - Brut
"Cool and crisp, gentled by leesy notes of toast, nuts and flowers."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2013 Download PDF

CROWD FAVORITE - Brut
"Although it was the cheapest Cava of the tasting, the Segura Viudas was a real crowd favorite. Clean, light-bodied with a brisk acidity, it's a great aperitif or for a large gathering."
- The Wall Street Journal, June 2013 Download PDF

BEST $15-AND-UNDER WINES - Brut
"This low-priced gem is packed with green apple and citrus."
- Food & Wine, May 2013 Download PDF

87 POINTS - Reserva Heredad
"Dusty aromas of apple and mild yeast form the bouquet on this traditional Cava. In the mouth, it's frothy and foamy on contact, while the flavors veer from peppery and dry to apple and citrus. This finishes nice and peppery, with proper dryness for a brut sparkler."
- Wine Enthusiast, May 2013 Download PDF

ARIA Estate Brut
"Creamy, with bread dough and toasted almond notes mixing with more subtle flavors of star fruit, green melon and thyme."
- Wine Spectator, April 2013 Download PDF

Brut Rosé
"A base note of toasted almond mixes with creamy black currant, black licorice and candied lemon zest notes in this lively rosé."
- Wine Spectator, April 2013 Download PDF

BEST VALUE - Brut
"Fresh and balanced, with a creamy bed supporting apple puree, pastry cream, anise and preserved lemon notes."
- Wine Specator's Advance, April 2013 Download PDF

87 POINTS - ARIA Estate Pinot Noir
"Fresh, clean nectarine and cantaloupe aromas provide an inviting entrance, which is followed by a vital palate that has mild orange and nectarine flavors which are slightly sweet and friendly. Smooth, light and not at all aggressive on the finish."
- Wine Enthusiast, February 2013 Download PDF

TOP 8 SPANISH SPARKLERS
Wine Spectator names Brut, ARIA Estate Brut and Brut Rosé to their list of Top 8 Spanish Sparklers.
- Wine Spectator, February 2013 Download PDF

FEATURED - ARIA Estate Brut
Ray Isle featured Segura Viudas ARIA Estate Brut on the Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee in a segment on “5 ways to get the most out of your New Year’s bubbly.” ARIA was the only wine featured in the entire segment! 
- The Today Show, December 31, 2012 Download PDF Watch Video

RECOMMENDED - Brut
Wine expert Josh Wesson recommended Segura Viudas in his CBS This Morning segment "Grape Expectations: Choosing the Best Wines for New Years Eve".
- CBS This Morning, December 2012 Download PDF Watch Video

TOP 100 BEST BUYS - Extra Dry
"This wine's white fruit flavor has the mineral edge of a whetstone and a spring water freshness. Chill for razor clams. 86 points."
- Wine & Spirits, Winter 2012 Download PDF

SPARKLING WINES FOR ANY BUDGET - Brut
"88 Points, Best Buy. This wine always represents great value. It is crisp, tasty and supereasy to like."
- Wine Enthusiast, December 2012 Download PDF

BEST BARGAIN WINES OF 2012 - Brut
"A terrific value, this creamy sparkler cleanses the palate with bright acidity."
- Cooking Light, December 2012 Download PDF

FEATURED
Segura Viudas is featured in an article about sparkling wines.
- Market Watch, November 2012 Download PDF

86 POINTS - BEST BUY - Extra Dry
"Dry apple and crisp citrus aromas come with a touch of sweet grass. It has lively lemon-lime and apple flavors, and it seems to have been dosed on the sweeter side of extra dry. Overall, it's fruity, friendly and likeable."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2012 Download PDF

ARIA Extra Dry
"Flavors of melon, mango and kiwi are sweet, while the finish suggests corn cakes and tropical fruits."
- Wine Enthusiast, November 2012 Download PDF

TOP 100 BEST BUYS - 88 POINTS - Brut Reserva
"Fresh, fruity and easy to like from start to finish, this is what a Best Buy should be."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2012 Download PDF

FEATURED - Brut
Featured on the cover of the Top 100 Best Buys issue for the second year in a row!
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2012 Download PDF

88 POINTS - BEST BUY - Brut
"This is as crisp and dry as a whispy reed, with a mild grassy note on the nose. It feels fresh and focused, with lime, peach and apple flavors. Fruity, fresh and easy to like from start to finish, this is what a Best Buy should be."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2012 Download PDF

86 POINTS - ARIA Brut
"Apple and stone fruit aromas come with a mineral component and a stalky, hay note. It feels good and full, showing classic Cava flavors of stalky apple and nectarine. The finish is smooth and easygoing."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2012 Download PDF

BEST BUY - Brut Rosé
"Clean, dry and light on the nose, this has a smoky, leafy accent... it offers nice grapefruit, cherry and nectarine flavors, with a dry, smoky and tasty finish."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2012 Download PDF

86 POINTS - BEST BUY - Brut Rosé
"This simple rose has a Beaujolais-like fruit character, with tart cherry and red berry flavors integrated into a leesy finish. Chill it for chorizo."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2012 Download PDF

EXTREME VALUE - CRITICS PICK - Brut Rosé
"Tart cherry and berry flavors to chill for chorizo."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2012 Download PDF

87 POINTS - ARIA Pinot Noir
"A red-fruited Cava with clean scents of raspberries, this is gentle and peppery, ready to chill for seafood paella."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2012 Download PDF

86 POINTS, BEST BUY - Extra Dry
"This wine's white fruit flavor has the mineral edge of a whetstone and a spring water freshness. Chill for razor clams."
- Wine & Spirits, August 2012 Download PDF

87 POINTS, # 19 OUT OF
TOP 100 BEST BUYS
- Brut
"Simple, nice and not trying too hard; this basic brut is graced with nice apple and citrus aromas. The palate is wet, juicy and classic, with crisp apple, green herb and melon flavors. Round, clean and just crisp enough."
- Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide, November 2011
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87 POINTS, BEST BUY- Brut Rosé
"Simple, light strawberry aromas form a good opening. The palate is juicy and bright, with citrus and nectarine flavors. There's nothing complicated or overreaching here; it's easygoing, clean and finishes with pepper and brown sugar."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 15, 2011 Download PDF

87 POINTS - Reserva Heredad
"Grassy and sweet smelling, with apple and lightly candied aromas. Nice and normal in the mouth, with sweet, ripe flavors of white fruits, powdered sugar and pear."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 15, 2011 Download PDF

86 POINTS - ARIA Pinot Noir
"Cherry/berry aromas are light and nice, and come with some toast. Good in the mouth, with weight but freshness. Tastes a bit sweet and sugary, with toasty edges and a fi nish of cherry and chocolate. Good for normal rosé Cava."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 15, 2011 Download PDF

86 POINTS, BEST BUY - Extra Dry
"Clean, fruity and solid smelling, with a fresh, lightweight palate housing flavors of ginger, lime, lemongrass and powdered sugar. Easy on the finish. Textbook quaffing Cava if you like it a little sweet."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 15, 2011 Download PDF

ARIA Estate Brut
"The palate is big, chunky and ripe, with sweet mango and apple flavors."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, December 15, 2011 Download PDF

RECOMMENDED
Segura Viudas was featured in "Spanish Bubbles Boom" in Beverage Media, December 2011
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RECOMMENDED - Brut
"Master sommelier Andrea Robison recommends the best bottles for any budge."
- Food Network Magazine, December 2011 Download PDF

Toast-Worthy Sparklers - Brut
"Using the traditional Champagne method but with a blend of Spanish grapes creates a rich, mid-weight wine with complexity."
- Cooking Light Magazine, December 2011 Download PDF

ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST PIVOTAL WINERIES
"Now owned by the Freixenet Group, cava specialist Segura Viudas maintains a distinct identity and a reputation for high quality. Its longtime winemaker Gabriel Suberviola ages the reserva wines in bottle for up to four years before releasing them, which imparts a toasty richness. The entry-level bottlings are wonderfully crisp, refreshing values."
- Food & Wine Magazine, Wine Guide, November 2011 Download PDF

CAVA WITH DISTINCTION - Reserva Heredad
"Gold-tinged, with ripe green citrus and apple notes accented with light toast and smoke. Distinctly heavier than the average cava, the taste still displays bright acidity, with a dry, ample mineral finish. Calls for some roasted chicken, and the pewter-accented bottle also adds a little drama."
- Richard Vayda, New York Wine Salon, November 17, 2011

TOP PICK - Reserva Heredad
"A two-time pick, it's tasty and festive with lively, persistent bubbles."
- The Dallas Morning News, October 26, 2011 Download PDF

RECOGNITIONS
Wine & Spirits recognizes the Ferrers as one of the great families in wine!
- Wine & Spirits, Fall 2011 Download PDF

RECOMMENDED - Brut
"Brut Reserva is a consistent crowd pleaser with its gentle sparkle and clean red-apple skin perfume."
- Wine & Spirits, Fall 2011Download PDF

92 POINTS - Reserva Heredad
"Its potent depth of flavor has a smoky minerality and fresh apple-skin notes. This is full and meaty enough to serve with roast chicken or albóndigas de ternera (veal meatballs)."
- Wine & Spirits, June 2011 Download flyer

88 POINTS - Reserva Heredad
"It is essentially a vintage selection of the best fruit from a given year. Mineral, smoked nuts green apple, and floral notes inform the nose leading to a crisp, refreshing, nicely proportioned Cava that will provide pleasure for another 1-2 year."
- The Wine Advocate Magazine, June 2011 Download flyer

BEST BUY - Extra Dry
"Toasted lees scents and lemon-lime acidity balance this wine's sweet flavors of maple sugar candy. Pour it with pound cake."
- Wine & Spirits, June 2011 Download flyer

88 POINTS - Reserva Heredad
"The Non-Vintage Reserva Heredad is made entirely from 2006 fruit, Macabeo 67% and Parellada 33%. It is essentially a vintage selection of the best fruit from a given year. Mineral, smoked nuts, green apple, and floral notes inform the nose leading to a crisp, refreshing, nicely proportioned Cava that will provide pleasure for another 1–2 years."
- The Wine Advocate Magazine, May 2011 Download PDF

Brut Rosé
"The Non-Vintage Brut Rosé displays a charming nose of strawberry and cherry, but on the palate it is a straightforward effort searching for fruit. Drink it over the next 12-18 months."
- The Wine Advocate Magazine, May 2011 Download flyer

Brut
"Segura Viudas’ entry level Cava, the Non-Vintage Brut Reserva offers up a pleasant perfume of yeast notes, biscuit, and green apple. It is a straightforward, lively, slightly off-dry bubbly that is a good value for drinking over the next 12–18 months."
- The Wine Advocate Magazine, May 2011 Download PDF

RECOMMENDED - Brut
"Nothing goes better with this egg-based classic than a glass of Cava, Spain's national sparkling wine...Segura Viudas Brut will not disappoint."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, May 2011 Download PDF

RECOMMENDED - Brut
"This traditional cava consistently makes critics' best-buy lists. A blend of reserve and nonvintage wines, it shows rich apple and melon flavors and a nice, creamy texture. It's got enough body to pair with many foods too."
- The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 2011 Download PDF

3 STARS, EXCELLENT, RECOMMENDED - Reserva Heredad
"After four years of secondary fermentation, this limitedrelease wine develops toasted brioche qualities that marry well with the apple and quince notes through the smooth, spicy finish."
- Food & Wine Magazine, Wine Guide 2011 Download PDF

Winner of The Wine Trials 2011- Aria Estate Brut
'This bottle, the upscale cousin of last year's Segura Viudas winner, is fairly subtle for an inexpensive Cava. It refuses to hog the spotlight with intense acidity or bold flavors; instead, it goes for simplicity and food friendliness-something we can definitely appreciate."
- Robin Goldstein, 2011 Download PDF

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