National sales manager for Grapes of Spain, a Spanish wine importer; but ombibulous when off duty.
Oldie but a goodie. Still a pretty youthful color as this is just ruby and no browning at the rim yet. Nose is complex, though perhaps not more than 5 years ago. On the palate the wine is firm with medium plus acid and a slightly austere finish which lacks a bit of fruit. Perhaps I either should have drunk it years ago or in another 10+?
Disclaimer that I import it. — 6 days ago
Just the right amount of tobacco leaf/herbal funk to match with Hatch green chili pork. — 14 days ago
Organic and Biodynamic Syrah.
Not super funky as I was expecting. Good varietal character in tbe nose with wild herb and black olive. Dry and yet friendly textured. Not very complex. — 6 days ago
Surprisingly fresh for 9 year old wine from what I consider to be a fairly warm appellation. — a month ago
Verging toward tart/bitter red fruits as cranberry. A good foil to a summer ragu w lots of carrot/sweetness. — 2 months ago
Isaac Fernandez Seleccion Acentor DOCa Rioja 2018 - 85% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano
Medium plus purple. Nose of blackberry, currant, cedar/pencil shaving. On the palate this offer similar dark fruits plus a toasted, pastry like note. Texturally is has medium acid, fine grained and persistent tannins that longer a bit and leave a firmly dry finish. This bottle has been open for a few days, so your mileage may vary.
Disclaimer that I import it and that is was just unloaded from a container within the last week. — 12 days ago
Aperitif into veggie fritters of garden carrot, zucchini, ricotta and Berbere spice mix.
Pale yellow. Enough oak to smell it, but not intrusive. So nose = creamy caramel, pear, vanilla. Fresh aromas of Cortland apple, vaguely floral, good acidity in the mouth.
Half bottle format seems perfect size for cooking and into a meal. — a month ago