Gran Lomo Food & Wine

I Veroni

Riserva Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese 2014

This is a very good Chianti, but I have to admit: stylistically, and for my purposes (matching wine with the food I and my wife cook), I generally like the regular, fresher Chiantis over the darker, more wooded Riservas and the new Gran Selecciones. But this is a very well made Riserva. Dark, slightly sour but ripe cherry fruit intermingled with balsamic. Some gravelly notes. Good intensity and balance in the mouth, but focusing on darker, leathery notes more than fruit. Some puckery tannin comes out at the end. — 2 years ago

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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. — 2 years ago

Terra Noble

Gran Reserva Maule Valley Carmenere

Big bodied - needs to open up in a glass for 5-10 minutes. Great with food. — 4 years ago

Gran Bombero

Selección Especial Cariñena Old Vines Garnacha 2014

Grenache and Carignan blend. Went well with Indian food at Masala Bistro. — 4 years ago

Bodegas Muriel

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

Meat juice, cigar, menthol, spices and I'm not sensing any fruit in there. The palate shows a huge acid backbone which tends to make it a tiny bit unbalanced if you drink it for itself. It calls for food. There are some tangy red forest fruits all along the palate. A good width with some grip, some weight and matter too. Very harsh tannins kick in in the middle which dry everything up before a long finish with those same red forest berries and a tiny bit of salt. I'll let it breathe for another hour to see if it settles but it's an enraged mustang running in the desert right now. — 2 years ago

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Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

“...an enraged mustang running in the desert right now.” Daniel...one of the best wine theatrical metaphors I’ve read in a very long time. 👨🏻‍🎓
Daniel M

Daniel M

@Timothy Lynch ahah thank you!

Pizzato

Fausto Verve Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Dark inky in color with a short, dirty brick rim.

Strong nose of black currants, cooked plums, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, pencil lead, cola, peppercorn, leather, bone fire smoke, dark chocolates and sweet candy.

Full bodied and soft with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, strawberries, currants, wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates, black pepper, graphite, peppercorn, leather, vegetables, tobacco and espresso.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tart raspberries.

This is a very nice Brazilian Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Feels like an old world wine.

This 8 year old has a nice mouthfeel, but not fully balanced. The mid palate is very tasty, until the ending, which is a bit too tart for my taste. I actually liked the nose better than the palate.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and remove the barnyard notes.

Paired very nicely with food.

Thank you Alex for sharing.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tannant. Aged in Oak barrels. A small production of only 4250 bottles. This blend was only produced in this 2011 vintage.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 3 years ago

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ESF

ESF

Brasilia?! Great find & glad you shared
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Always my pleasure @ES Faiello

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.
— 2 years ago

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Castell d'Age

Aurelia Cava Brut Nature Gran Reserva Macabeo-Xarel-lo-Parellada 2015

I'm getting green apple and I think some bread. Really nice both with food (slightly spicey pasta dish) and by itself. I will pick up another bottle. — 2 years ago

Marqués de Cáceres

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1985

Dipping and stuffing the face as the food became more beautiful around with this Marques de Caceres tempranillo 1985 gran reserva at Costa Brava in San Diego among friends. — 4 years ago

Bodegas Navalon

Gran Reserva Anciano Años 10 Years Oak Matured Valdepeñas Tempranillo 2016

Sweet dark cherry on the nose. Very soft body with black fruit note. Great food wine — 5 years ago

Chad Anderson
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