Aziende Valle

Suertes del Marqués

Vidonia Viñas Viejas Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco 2012

Served double blind, the color was a brilliant, deep gold color and the bouquet was a touch wild with dried stone fruits and toasted almonds. On the palate, this came across quite fresh…and tropical! The predominate fruit character reminded me of dragon fruit a touch of lemon and an undeniable maritime influence in the form of ocean spray. The finish is bone dry and there is generous acidity. I actually found this to be even somewhat tannic? I figured there was a non-interventionalist approach to the winemaking. Regardless, I loved whatever this was despite really struggling to place it. Clearly, this was made in a more oxidative style but it didn’t really strike me as a Rioja. When this was revealed, I got really excited. I had never tried one of Luis Seabra’s wines before and now everything made sense. What a treat. Need more of this in my life! 100% Listán Blanco from vines over a century old. — 13 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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I think this wine comes from Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Jay Kline

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@Bob McDonald you’re absolutely right! That’s what excited me. But now looking back, I wasn’t very clear I guess.
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@Jay Kline I once bought some Listan Blanco and also some Listan Negro. I found them to be good value and quite mineral seeing as those islands are basically old volcanoes. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your collection.

La Kiuva

Rosé de Vallée

Funky yeasty crush raspberries lovely blend that’s easy to drink. — 15 days ago

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Santo Tomás

Unico Gran Reserva Cabernet Merlot 2013

Black and red fruits, herbs a hint of black pepper in the nose, berrys and a bit earthy in the palate, long nice finish, complex but well balanced wine and it just gets better as you let it breath, one of my favorites — 10 days ago

Podere Poggio Scalette

Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT Sangiovese 2001

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has vintage Port at ~20Y, blackberry, blackcurrant, ripe blueberry, rehydrated raisin, coffee grounds and soil from a forest fire

Palate has orange zest in blackberry jam, dried cherry compote, wet baking spice, molasses cookie, medium tannins with intense finish, can hold easily another +10Y in proper storage. Amazing bottle.
— 3 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice prospect, finely described 👍
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@Peter van den Besselaar Thank you, one bottle left, for future experimentation.
Pooneet K

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Very fun! We had this bottle at Spiaggia in Chicago several years ago at the recommendation of the somm - nice to see it again.

Jose Zuccardi

Valle de Uco Malbec 2013

A blend of 90% Malbec 10% Cab Sauv, oak aged, Ruby with aromas of pronounced berry fruits and floral spice nose. On the palate flavors of black cherry, currants and blackberry fruit with herb, cacao, cedar and pepper spice. Firm soft tannins, well balanced, good acidity, long finish ending with fruit, oak & spice. Nice! — 2 hours ago

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Elodia

Valle del Uco Malbec 2017

Unique and very good. Aged in concrete eggs, seeing no oak at all. BlackBerry, plum, and savory herbs on the palate. Definitely worth a try. — 18 days ago

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El Cielo

Orion Tempranillo Grenache 2014

Surprised at some of the lower ratings here. Clean, crisp, and well rounded. Plums and raisins on the nose. Wonderful balance of medium berry fruit with earthiness and hints of oak. Not a ton of depth, but a very enjoyable wine. Would be even better with food. 75 tempranillo/20 grenache/5 merlot — 2 days ago

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Familia Zuccardi

Poligonos del Valle de Uco San Pablo Malbec 2018

Opened early but still really delicious! Plums, raspberries, rhubarb, violets, and aromatic wet soil. Nice balance between earth and fruit! — 6 days ago

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Nicely reviewed!🍷😃

Suertes del Marqués

Trenzado Blanco Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco Pedro Ximénez 2018

Amazing wine and a unique blend. Medium body sweet masterfully balanced mix of ripe sweet fruits and raisins with a long herbal, bitter almond, mineral finish that will set the bar soooo high that you’ll need more that luck to top this experience. On the nose it is a full rave... Decadent and tropical with the right amount of funk ! Canary Islands man !! Canary Islands ... Write it down ! — 4 days ago

La Cave du Vin Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle

Piagne Morgex White Blend 2015

2015 Vintage. Great acidity and lift with citrus notes. Glass stopper top. — 4 days ago

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