Celler Sort Del Castell

Castell d'Encus

Ekam Riesling Albariño 2018

Spectacular wine. High acidity and minerality. Citric and saline notes. Just had it with a variety of Japanese fair. Pairs with anything. — 13 hours ago

Fattoria VillaLigi

Vernaculum Pergola Aleatico 2016

ESF
8.9

Ancient varietal hanging out in the Marche... what a beauty: but rough out of the chute needed a long time to blow off ALC but then it showed beautiful delicate tart cherry, pomegranate, sweet baking spice, Earth, mingled with white pepper & licorice. Sort of went back & forth thinking it was like Carignan then Grenache. Juicy but not over the top, medium bodied semi opaque ruby color. Pliable tannins and a bit rustic finish, but really engaging. — 12 days ago

Ron, Mike and 3 others liked this

Poggio al Casone

Castellani La Cattura Toscana Teroldego Syrah 2016

I incorrectly assumed that drinking it would give me all the abilities of a rabbit. Once I got past the disappointment, what I was left with was a decent blend that was sort of mellow and understated with low acidity. It seemed as though it was trying not to provoke me but that, in itself, set me off a bit. It was a B-level ambassador of a wine. — 19 days ago

Cellers de Can Suriol del Castell

Azimut Negre Penedès Red Blend 2016

A delicious blend that has weight & flavor of a light Burgundy or Barbaresco 12.5% alc — 13 days ago

The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel

It was election nite & i needed to count on some sort of consistency! Saldo simply never fails. Pretty tough to find a better $24 zin - maybe Seghesio or Turley Juvenile (if it’s on sale!)? Saldo is the sh*t.,. — 22 days ago

Yalumba

Old Bush Vine Grenache 2015

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

#grenache from #barossa #barossavalley sort of a #village wine I really enjoyed it. It’s nice to see a large winery like Yalumba be versatile and grow wines like this one. Pale ruby color. Reminiscent in aspect and aromas to a Pinot, more savory and spicy on the palate with higher alcohol than a Pinot. Oak nice and subtle and well-integrated. #australian — a month ago

David, Bob and 6 others liked this

Domaine Paul Autard

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2018

Jammy, earthy, the vegetal sort of fragrance of chopped up chives.

Licorice, blackberry jam, nice tannins. Chewy, as well. A little peppercorn kick.
— 9 days ago

Severn, Josh and 4 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@S.S. Mandani I keep admiring your geometric light! Where did you get it? Thanks!

Azienda Agricola Brovia

Villero Barolo Nebbiolo 2008

This bottle was also part of the really fun ensemble of Barolos, generously shared and curated by our friend Tim.

Again, served blind after a lengthy slow-ox and we knew we were drinking Barolo but that’s it. No obvious signs of age. On the nose, bright red fruits, herbs, dead flowers and tar...but was all knees and elbows, even with all of the air it was given. Abundant structure. This had to be a classic case of yet to be realized potential.

The shroud was pulled and...I’ll be damned, a 2008 Brovia “Villero”. I’m sort of surprised how much of an infant this wine seemed to be. I have little doubt these will age gracefully for decades to come.
— 8 days ago

Paul, Romain and 24 others liked this

Castell

Silvaner

Very crisp and flavorful, not too sweet — 2 months ago