Aragatsotn, Armenia

Zulal

Vayots Dzor Areni 2018

A very pretty color of ruby, with a wide reddish rim and medium plus intensity.

Fruity nose with cherries, plums, black currants, spices, light earth and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and pretty legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, sweet cherries, earth, spices, light oak, light vegetables, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice red from Armenia, with a soft mouthfeel and nice balance. Easy drinking and fruit forward, with a touch of earth notes. Spicy and interesting. Rich and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Feels like Côtes du Rhône red.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$33.
— a month ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this

Zorah

Voskì White Blend 2016

Voskeat, Garandmak blend — 6 months ago

Zulal

Aghavnadzor Voskehat 2017

A cold night’s dream. Full bodied, dry, lovely. — 7 months ago

Keush

Origins Méthode Traditionelle Brut Sparkling Blend

Say hello to my first Armenian wine!

Very light golden in color.

Nice nose of citrus, earth, bread, spices, light vegetables, herbs and white pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, herbs, yeast, light spices, river rocks, earth and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a delicious sparkling wine from Armenia. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs 20 minutes of airtime to open and show the complexity. As it opens up, more yeast notes show up.

Good by itself or with food. Neither bitter nor tart. Really nice. A good quality wine. Feels like a French Crémant.

Paired very nicely with a French Petit Brie cheese.

A blend of 60% Voskehat and 40% Khatouni. Made in the traditional method. Aged for 22 months on its lees.

12% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$26.
— 2 months ago

Andrew, Brian and 25 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

22 mo! That’s what I call leezy.

asrllc (Aaron Sedrick Rawlins LLC)

'L.021' Areni Noir 2018

Black currant, cacao, baking spice, and black pepper. Dense and rich. Medium plus acid and medium tannin. — 7 months ago

Trinity

Voskehat Ancestors 2015

Great color. Very fruit forward. Licorice. Wonderful. — 7 months ago

Zorah

Karasi Areni Noir 2016

Gor
8.9

Purity of fruit here after some air is quite impressive - similar to Cali Pinot. However the follow thru is a little light not much complexity and tannin displaces too quickly. Great effort. — 2 months ago

Armavir Vineyards

Karas Red Blend 2017

This bold red is delicious. It pairs nicely with some pepperoni pizza. It makes me not want to eat my peas...but that could also be a lack of sleep. I feel this would also be a nice accompaniment to my All Dressed chips. Great impulse buy bc my half-brothers mother’s maiden name is Karas. — 7 months ago

Brannon Fay
with Brannon

Yacoubian-Hobbs

Dry Areni Wine 2015

Wonderful with pizza — 8 months ago