Areni

Yacoubian-Hobbs

Dry Areni Wine 2017

Extraordinary light red wine with smoky flavors and a smooth finish. This wine was perfect with Sottocenere and other truffle cheeses. Different and flavorful. — 5 days ago

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ArmAs Estate

Uru Uu Estate Bottled Karmrahyut Dry Red 2014

Vintage 2014 | 92% karmrahyut 5% areni 2% kakhet 1% meghrabuy | not in balance, needs more time in the cellar — 5 months ago

Eric, Neil and 7 others liked this

Zorah

Karasi Areni Noir 2019

Heavy cassis with notes of blackberry and spices are the star here. Somewhat musty nose. Paired well with gravy laden pork tenderloin. — 6 months ago

ArmAs Estate

Estate Bottled Uru Uu Areni 2015

Deep red and oddly hoppy aftertaste. Plums and cranberries with a silky feel. — 3 months ago

Yacoubian-Hobbs

Black Label Dry Areni Wine 2016

K L
9.3

Very interesting. Drinks like an earthy Pinot. Light with deep red fruit. — 5 months ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Daumas Gassac

Haute Vallee du Gassac Red Blend 2018

Fascinating red blend produced by Mas de Daumas Gassac coming from the St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d'Aniane IGP in the Languedoc region of Southern France. 🇫🇷

Mas de Daumas Gassac is known for its unique red glacial soils that are well-draining and rich in mineral oxides (iron, copper, etc.), helping to nourish but also stress (in a good way!) the approx. 42-year-old vines, which can enhance concentration of fruit character. It is also known for its philosophy of respecting the land it farms and honoring the ecosystem of the Gassac Valley. 🌳

When I say fascinating blend, I mean, look at the list of varieties comprising this wine, based upon the winemaker’s tech sheet:
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Pinot Noir, 2% Malbec, and 4% rare grape varieties, including: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Montepulciano (Italy), Armigne (Switzerland), Arenie, Areni Noir (Armenia), Bastardo, Souzon (Portugal), Saperavie (Russia), Tchkaveri, Tchekavesi (Georgia), Brancalleo (Galicia), Carmenere, Abouriou (old French grape varieties) and Plavac Mali (Croatia). 🍇🍇🍇

👀This wine has a medium purple hue and noteworthy staining and tearing on the glass.

👃On the nose, it has youthful and robust, primary notes of ripe black fruit, such as black cherry, plum, blackberry bramble, also anise, violet, dried lavender, licorice,
pipe tobacco, also secondary notes of dark chocolate, nutmeg, and cedar. The intensity is medium(+).

👄On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a full body, high alcohol (14.1%), and medium(+) tannins that are supple but very present. The intensity of flavors is medium(+) and more tart than ripe, but otherwise consistent with the nose. The finish is medium(+).

👏👏👏 This wine is delicious and could age for many more years, but even in its youth, it’s delightful, complex, and full of intense dark fruit character. 
— a year ago

Deked1
with Deked1
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Vanessa

Vanessa

@Severn Goodwin Great tips!! I feel ashamed to be drinking this so young, given its potential, but it’s still so deliciously fruity and lovely. I will definitely buy more to hold onto.
Severn Goodwin

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Don't be ashamed, it's a great bottle out of the gate and after many, many laps!

Areni

Dry Red Blend 2018

Loved this! Medium weight, easy drinking red with bright little acid-and-tannic notes, strawberry jam up front, sort of a plum cassis thing in back… delish!! — 4 months ago

Van Ardi Wines

Reserve Areni 2015

Vintage 2017 | Astonishing wine. 14 months barrel aging. Fantastic combination of vanilla and strawberries in smell and brushwood and finesse in taste. — 5 months ago

Ira, Eric and 13 others liked this

Takar

Reserve Areni Saperavi

Tasty, juicy, soft but deep enough. — 9 months ago

Rob liked this

Highland Cellars

Koor Dry Red Areni Serine Blend

One day in Armenia. Lovely dinner at Sherep with Joe paired with this perfect 2018 dry wine. — a year ago