Canary Islands

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

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

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 — 9 days ago

Severn, Esteferson and 2 others liked this

Ikewen

Gran Canaria Listan Negro 2019

Smoke, cherries, earth, pepper. Light, but flavor-packed. Worth seeking out. Would pair well with lots of different kinds of food. — a month ago

Ira 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

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 — 9 days ago

Severn, Michael and 1 other liked this

Ken Wright Cellars

Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Color of purple with ruby hue. Quite clear and nice legs. Nose of dark fruits, dried strawberry, aldehyde, oily and crayon, a bit smoky, and fragrance is refined. Taste follows the nose with addition of grapefruit sweetness, strawberry vanilla, zest, mineral, minty, simply quite tasty. Second sip shows some more zest and peppery. Good flavors. Aftertaste shows some more ripe grape and a bit too much bitterness. But still a good one. — 3 days ago

Alex, Jamie and 11 others liked this

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

Emilio Ramirez Envinate

Benje Tenerife Tinto 2019

Liquid slatey rock topped with cherries. Acidic. Quaffable. Lingers forever. — 21 days ago

Daniel P. liked this

Bodegas Viñátigo

Listan Blanco de Canarias 2019

On the nose it is a bouquet of Calla Lillies on a wet volcanic rock while being hit by Vientos Alisios… on the palate it is rounded balanced with a punch of sweet fruit at the beginning then change to this long Bitter almonds Mineral finish that is just magnificent… I am speechless … — a month ago