Balearic Islands, Spain

Castell de Santueri

Mallorca Rouge 2017

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red fruit, subtle black olive, red and black cherry, mulberry, earth; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors that are much more ripe and savory than aromas; beautifully expressive and perfumed on palate — 10 days ago

Severn, Michael and 1 other liked this

Anima Negra

Àn Callet Blend 2016

Drinks with much more concentration and depth than the hue would lead you to believe. Never had Mallorcan wine before - this was absolutely lovely. — a month ago

Dick, Paul and 2 others liked this

Astrid & Thérèse

Villa Blanche Cuvée Spéciale Chardonnay

Vintage 2020 | @delectable this is a Pays d’Oc — 11 days ago

Severn, Neil and 7 others liked this

Bodegas Luis Pérez

El Muelle de Olaso Carrascal 2017

This Andalusian producer does a wonderful red, so jumped at chance to try the blanco, & what a treat,especially for 13$. Solidly medium to big bodied, notes of white flowers, savory lemon curd, & verbena. Begs for food. Made by Luis Perez, who apparently does an old school, non solera aged sherry as well. Unfortunately paired with yet another Mets loss… — 25 days ago

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Alex, Pinotman and 4 others liked this

Castell de Santueri

Blanc IGP Illes Balears 2018

Medium gold; medium plus intensity aromas of golden apple, yellow plum, leesy, roasted almond, raw dough; dry, high acid, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; riper on palate, tastes of flor influence — 10 days ago

Severn, Esteferson and 2 others liked this

Medianías

Vinas Viejas Valle de la Orotova Listan Negro 2016

Alder Yarrow
9.2

Sometimes you just need a #volcanicwine. This one comes from the craggy, windswept Canary Islands of the northwest coast of Africa. Put on some Cesaria Évora and get ready for a whiff of smoky funk followed by deeply mineral flavors of plum and red berries, bitter herbs, and pulverized stone. Faint powdery tannins hang in a haze as the wine lingers with bitter licorice root and camphor wood notes in the finish. Made from old vines of Listan Negro, it’s a classical expression of the Canaries, but from a surprising source. The producers behind this brand are the Spanish cooperative CVNE and local producer Suertes de Marques who selected fruit from theor vineyards in Valle de Orotava on the island of Tenerife. 2016 Medianías Listan Negro Viñas Viejas, Valle de la Orotava, Canary Islands, Spain. ⁣ — 22 days ago

Ira, Eddie and 10 others liked this

Envinate

Migan Vinos Atlánticos Listan Negro 2019

Alex Jones
8.9

Love this: great salinity, tart, sour red fruit. Great alone and also with fish. — a month ago

Romain, Martin and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Tajinaste

Blanco Seco White Blend 2018

Canary white needs some air & time to breathe. Grapefruit pith, white flowers, sea salt. Medium, medium + acidity. Part 1 accompanied wild Mets win & slow roasted Grapefruit chicken. — 4 days ago

Ceccherini, Andrew and 2 others liked this

Es Fangar

Sa Sivina Blanc Giró Blanca Prensal Blanc 2019

Really enjoyed it. Cute bottle too. Nice light white, easy to drink, not too sweet — a month ago

Bodegas Tajinaste

Paisaje de las Islas Forastera Blanca 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.1

The wine world is so incredibly vast, life’s too short to drink the same thing all the time. Let’s all drink adventurously, shall we? Here’s a great example. Ever heard of the grape Forastera Blanca? Not likely unless you’ve been to a tiny speck of an island off the Altlantic coast of North Africa, named La Gomera. The smallest of the Canary Islands, it is the homeland for this unusua grape that has been revived commercially by Mr. Agustín Farráis. These own-rooted 100-year-old vines yield a wine that smells of pear skin, sea air and dried yellow herbs. Flavors of crushed stone, sea air, citrus pith, and herbs linger with a faint struck-flint note in the finish, as if the wine, in the end wants to make sure you never forget the volcano. — a month ago

Erik, Dan and 4 others liked this