Isabel

Elizabeth Spencer

Special Cuvée Mendocino Rosé of Grenache 2017

Apple citrus notes - not grassy - very light acid. Isabel, Mimi bridge dinner — 21 days ago

Bodegas Muga

Reserva Unfiltered Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), 36 months in oak, palate shows elegant flavors of cherry and currant with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Great vintage! — a year ago

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Baladin

Metodo Classico Riserva 2015

2015. With Luis & Isabel at Buon Ricordo. Like chimay grande reserve, but with a brown sugar finish. — a year ago

Domaine Isabel Ferrando

Colombis Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Même en le buvant un peu frais l’alcool (16*) est un peu trop présent dommage car la matière est là — 3 months ago

Bodegas Muga

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice, unmistakable Muga. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), palate shows cherry and currant flavors with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full tannins, lively acidity on a medium+ finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Nice value! Great vintage! — a year ago

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Isabel Estate

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Ahhhhh. Yum. So vibrantly refreshing. Clean and crisp. Drinking on our back patio watching the sun set on a beautiful Spring day. — a year ago

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Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Just opened another bottle! Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), 36 months in oak, palate shows elegant flavors of cherry and currant with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Great vintage! — 4 months ago

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Sartori di Verona

Corte Brà Amarone Corvina Blend

$250 at Buon Ricordo w Luis & Isabel. 2011. A good Amarone. — a year ago

Olivier Leflaive

Puligny-Montrachet Chardonnay

Isabel graduation dinner — a year ago

Domaine Saint Préfert

Réserve Auguste Favier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

I get it, I get it. This is the first Chateauneuf that’s really wowed me. Having been left a little underwhelmed by the 2004 Beaucastel I had over Christmas (though I rated this highly at the time), I looked to Isabel Ferrando and her Domaine de Saint Préfert for some confirmation - in my untrained mind - as to the appeal of CNDP. And boy, did this bottle deliver.

This wine boasts a very powerful aroma, which drove me to profanity when I first smelled it; a mix of blueberry, liquorice, bergamot and coffee much of which continues on the palate. It’s incredibly ripe, full, seductive and has everything in check: fresh acidity, gentle tannin, and a long, velvety finish (think Turkish delight). My initial thought on composition was that this must be a Grenache-dominant blend given the ripe, fruit forward profile and high alcohol (15%), so as an amateur I was pleased to find out that, indeed, it’s 85% Grenache with 15% Cinsault.

A great wine that will age gracefully. I wish I had more.
— 2 years ago

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