Student of wine. Member, Court of Master Sommelier Guild since 2010. Travels involve ticking off visits to wine regions of the world.
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Inky, dark, red cherry color. Sweet tobacco, gentlemen's musk, white, creamy floral on the nose. The palette is smooth, velvet, with very subtle layers. I can see why some reviews have mentioned that it seems flat. It doesn't have tannic layers. This wine is super elegant, non-pretentious and easy to drink alone or with non-complex dishes. Could easily age another 10+ years but what's the fun in that!! Drink now! — 2 months ago
The canopy system used in the Rias Baxias region of northwest Spain provides for ample aeration and keeps the vines protected from the moist ground which breeds an environment not conducive to support healthy clusters. The Galician climate receives moisture from the Atlantic and is mostly sticky, warm and rainy with rain ☔️ most days during the year. Winters are a bit harsh and cold. The humid, salt air is what this viticultural environment is all about. The mostly white wines made here are highly acidic, with notes of tart, green apple 🍏 and white flowers. Most wines are aged in stainless steel and some see new, French oak for a few months. Then they are aged in the bottle. You can cellar them for up to 5-6 years. The Albariño grape is the most expensive and most difficult to produce in all of Spain. — 2 months ago
A superb example of the Albariños of the Rias Baixas region of Spain. Pairing well with the briny seafoods of the area, this crisp wine, meant to be drunk young and with simply prepared fish dishes was on point for our lunch break while touring wineries in Galicia. — 2 months ago
Limited production, Sacra red wine from the Galicia region of Spain. These red wines are simple yet rich and lively with a high alcohol content that begs to be consumed with the sea foods in this region. — 2 months ago
A perfect way to begin this delightful, paired, multi-course meal at Relais & Chateaux Akalare Restaurant in San Sebastián in the Basque region of Spain's north coast. Creamy, light bubbles, Catalonia Cava made from Pinot Noir grapes. Salut! — 2 months ago