Gran Lomo Food & Wine

Castello di Ama

Gran Selezione San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

Incredibly smooth. Took a while to open up and started fruit forward with silky tannins, and then got the full spectrum of roasted food, leather, delicate, violet, and floral flavors in aromas. Definitely worth the lucky find.  — 3 months ago

Bodegas LAN

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim, and a very elegant nose.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity and a smooth mouthfeel.

Showing red and black fruits with wood, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, earth, light vegetables and pencil lead.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime.

Wine Spectator 92 points.

Will pair nicely with food, and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

A blend of Tempranillo and Graciano. Aged for 24 months in American and French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— a year ago

Doug, Tom and 15 others liked this

Familia Cassone

Obra Prima Gran Reserva Familiar Maximus Malbec Blend 2014

The Maximus Gran Reserva Malbec shows plums, cherries, raspberries, black currants, wood, vegetables, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and a tangy finish with soft tannins.

Better after an hour of airtime, but good right out of the bottle.

Nice by itself or with food. This six-year-old is drinking very nicely now. Very pleasant.

A blend of 80% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Syrah. Aged in French Oak barrels for 18 months.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 3 years ago

Julia, Ted and 11 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2015

Ruby in color with a wide brick/ reddish rim.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing cherries, currants, plums, oak, tobacco, licorice, earth, light vanilla, dark chocolates, spices, coffee, peppercorn and eucalyptus.

Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This recently released, iconic wine from Rioja, is already drinking very nicely, although still young.

Showing an elegant mouthfeel with nice complexity. Nicely balanced and tasty. A good quality wine.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.

Wine Advocate 95 points.

A great sipping wine, and good with food too.

A blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano. Aged in American oak barrels for 4 years.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 3 months ago

Tom, Anthony and 23 others liked this


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. — 2 years ago

Ira liked this

Casas del Bosque

Gran Reserva Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot noir. Very enjoyable. Hard to put the bottle down. Better once left for 30 minutes. Has with steak but would enjoy without food. — 3 years ago

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Cune Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

This is a very tasty Spanish red from Rioja.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing blueberries, cherries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, tobacco leaf, dark coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, so be patient. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Wine Enthusiasts 95 points.

A good food wine that I paired with light appetizers.

100% Tempranillo grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 24 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— a year ago

David, Martin and 23 others liked this

Campo Viejo

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Aroma of violets and purple flowers. Medium body, almost creamy. Some rich leathery notes with bright acidity shining through. The finish evolves to liquorice. Decent on its own but complements food fantastically. Perhaps a bit overpriced at $24. — 3 years ago