National sales manager for Grapes of Spain, a Spanish wine importer; but ombibulous when off duty.
Verging toward tart/bitter red fruits as cranberry. A good foil to a summer ragu w lots of carrot/sweetness. — 17 days ago
Im not sure of the final cepage but his exhibits a distinct, grainy, black fruit character that seems more CS or PV than Merlot which is listed first on the back. This feels gravelly, as bordeaux is want to do, firm, dry, but with a suave texture after 10 yrs of bottle age. Not a lot of fat on the bones so this is for old world afficiandos or celebrating bitter disappointments. — 17 days ago
Note that there are two listings for this wine. The winery only produces a single wine.
This was spectacular on this night. Paired w chicken, prawn and clam pallea w summer vegetables.
Dark purple color. Intense nose of currant, blackberry, black cherry, toasty wood, vanilla, brown spices and a distinct savory, soil inflection. Energetic on the palate, in a resonant/mineral way. Finishes equal parts rich and fresh in a way that invites additional sips. — a month ago
Delightful, emenently drinkable, good with German bratwurst that has been browned in a pan with homegrown new potatoes. — 17 days ago
Adegas Gran Vinum Mar de Viñas Albariño Rias Baixas/Val do Salnes 2018
A glass w work lunch of homegrown tomatoe/avocado and tinned sardines.
Medium yellow color. Aromas of drupe fruits (peach/apricot). Mouth is more about peach pit with a hint of bitterness and a savory, salty element. Went better w the tomatoes than the sardines (umami harmony?)
Disclaimer that I import it. — 21 days ago
Showing a better balance than previous bottles I've opened, but still firm and a bit drying. Not much complexity on the nose given its age. Still not sure this will age into something interesting. — a month ago
Domaine Guion Bourgueil Cuvee Domaine (red) 2017
Intense purple color. Closed nose the slowly opens to reveal some leafy blackberry aromas. More lifted red fruit emerges on day 2. Medium bodied, firm texture with higher acid and a classicly bone dry finish. — a month ago
Maria Casanovas Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2002, disgorged 10/2008.
Medium gold. Aromas of dried yellow/golden fruits; apricot, mango; coconut, petrol, lime zest...complex. Mousse is moderate, a bit attenuated in glass but still lively and fine in the mouth. Flavors seem less steely than expected, given zero dosage here, likely due to slow oxidation in bottle.
Should be great with roasted salmon with zucchini (courgette), tomatoes and corn. — a month ago