Dry, clean, nutty, salty — 24 days ago
Really fun/funky orange wine from Jerez, the sherry region of Spain. Definitely an oxidative style of wine with a nose that is evocative of a amontillado. The palate is lovely with nutty brioche notes and that sherry-like finish but isn’t nearly as saline. Fun lunchtime cheese wine. — 5 months ago
Roasted nuts, aromas more intense than in monzanilla — 3 years ago
Very very dry and saline — 24 days ago
Unfortified 100% Palomino from the Pago de Matalian vineyard in Chiclana, the southernmost point within the Jerez wine region, on Spain’s Atlantic coast. Fermented in old Sherry casks and aged for 24 months without flor.
Because the Jerez-Xérès-Sherry appellation requires its wines to be aged in bodegas within the towns of Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda (the so-called “Sherry triangle”) growers outside these three towns traditionally relied on large bodegas in Jerez to have their wines aged and sold (under different brands). As sherry sales declined, prices paid to these growers became unsustainable and most vineyards in towns like Chiclana were abandoned (from the nearly 3,725 documented in the 1890s, only 139 remain). A partnership of Ramiro Ibáñez and Primitivo Collantes, Socaire is a commendable effort to preserve Chiclana’s winemaking tradition and to revive almost forgotten wine styles (such as dry, unfortified white wines) that were common in the region before the advent of the solera system. — 9 months ago
A favorite of mine. The Hoi Polloi Rose 2016. Nothing wimpy about this one. The grape is grenache and its there on the nose snd on the pallate. Beautiful and refreshing for the summer ahead — 4 years ago
Storm Sauvignon blanc Kingsley Vineyard. Nose is perfect. Grapefruit, citrus, grass, peach. Palate is good acid to balance all this fruit. Just wonderful! — 3 months ago
Rest. Massana, Girona. Maridatge de Vins. 52,00.
01.02.20 — 2 years ago
Monge en Rama. Palomino grape. Puerto de Santa María. )(not D. O. ) — 5 years ago