Rich, Mediterranean Thanksgiving from Sarma and a smooth and drinkable (“fleshy”??) red to top it off. Very drinkable! — 8 days ago
citrus. Fresh. — a month ago
Brilliant wine ! Crispy acidity with a vegetable, vanilla, almond and lime combination and a long mineral gorgeous finish... The aromas are fresh, fruity and musty. Extremely impressed by this great creation out of the finest cava’s grapes. True Mediterranean delight to enjoy in small sips and great company. — a month ago
Typically shy Vermentino on the nose with Mediterranean herbs but everything but on the palate. Taut & clean with great tension between the shy fruit & herbs and the beautiful mineral salinity. Great caracter and sense of place and at 12% alc this is such sheer drinking pleasure. A brilliant white! — 12 days ago
Oh yes! Mediterranean in a bottle. I can feel the sun and salt air from across the pond. Amazing acidity, floral, bright and fresh. Loving this on a sunny post-election Sunday. The future is feeling bright! — a month ago
Easily one of the finest aromas I’ve experienced in a Rioja, and indeed any wine, in the past year, truly a beguiling and complex experience that begs your nose to remain in the glass. I must note for my own posterity that on the palate I was initially a little underwhelmed. I’m not sure why. I think because this is such a subtle and elegant Rioja, and that I’m so out of the habit of drinking wines from this region and perhaps even, by extension, subtle and elegant wines as a whole. But the more I tasted it, the more I enjoyed it. I had a similar experience with the Viña Ardanza 2010 (which at the moment I prefer to this). But this 904 Gran Reserva is a beautiful, medium to light-bodied Rioja, very fruit-forward with Burgundian delicacy and a charm so typical of the finest wines of this region. A melange of coconut, vanilla, dried cherry and Mediterranean herbs are followed by an impressively saturated palate with medium orange peel acidity and very fine, resolved tannins. I must admit I cannot yet calibrate this wine with the notes of prominent critics, who talk about power, acidity and tannin, but maybe time will tell. This should be a terrific wine to follow over the next ten to twenty (plus) years. — a month ago
This is a nice red wine from Colorado. Showing red fruits with light wood, Mediterranean spices, peppercorn, cumin, herbs and earth.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.
Needs an hour to open up properly, so be patient. Showing a great nose, once it opens up.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.
Tangy and spicy. A good quality wine and very interesting.
A good food wine that I paired with Brie cheese.
15% alcohol by volume.
$38. — a month ago
Earthy blend of 55% Samsó (Cariñena), 35% Garnacha, 10 % Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo) and 5% Picapoll from Orto’s vineyards in Masroig. Aged in French oak for 6 months. Quite fragrant with aromas of dark fruit, plum, dark chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Rustic, powerful. Dry and rather harsh finish — 4 months ago
The grapes of Copper Valley come from estate vineyards in Villa Alegre, 285 km south of Santiago in the Maule Valley of Chile. The soils are derived from volcanic ash and consist of sandy to sandy-loam earth. The temperate Mediterranean climate supplies plenty of sunshine and the vineyards are carefully managed to produce grapes that have amazingly concentrated flavor.
Copper Valley Syrah has an intense red-violet color with shades of blue. It has a prominent cherry liquor aroma with notes of strawberry jam and spices. Its tannins are ripe and soft and complemented by a rich and balanced acidity. It pairs well with pastas, herby dishes, ham and mature cheeses. — 24 days ago