Nitty Gritty Wines

Dominique Joseph

Le Petit Saint Vincent Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2018

Day 2: Cola and dark cherry nose, with graphite and smoke. Underripe currant leaking out as well. Gritty tannin with cranberry and cherry fruit. Chalky minerality. Lingers well, plenty of dimension. — 12 days ago

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Agricola Querciabella

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Authentic, gritty, natural Sangiovese well rendered. Sour cherries, spicy. — 3 months ago

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Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 Grand Puy Lacoste has a quintessential Pauillac nose of intense black fruit infused with graphite scents, pencil shavings and a very discreet marine influence. It is beautifully defined, less opulent than the 2018 Lynch Bages tasted alongside, yet maybe more complex. The palate is medium-bodied and taut, offering sappy black fruit, gritty tannins and a lot of crushed stone. The focused, graphite-driven finish could only come from this appellation. Superb. A wine to correct those bemoaning that Bordeaux no longer makes "proper Claret." (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2021)
— 5 months ago

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

V11. So good! Fresh cut oak and smoked meat nose. Juicy black berry and currant fruit. Soft, but pleasantly dry and some what gritty, pepper, mocha and leather finish. Pleasantly unbalanced , as the depth gets deeper.. — 6 months ago

De Martino

Vigno Old Vines Dry-Farmed Carignan 2018

Single vin Carignan. This was lovely. Bright and lively. Still young with some gritty tannins. Light body and medium acidity. Black fruit with a hint of white pepper. — 2 months ago

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Douglas Braun

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Always interested to try Carignan
Scott Soren

Scott Soren

This is the right place to start

Château Langoa Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2017

A blend of 54% Cab Sauv, 38% Merlot & 8% Cab Franc, aged in 60% new oak, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, floral and sweet notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, currents and cacao with notes of violets, oak and spice. Fine tannins, still tight and a little gritty, long finish ending with fruit, floral and mineral spice. — 4 months ago

Daniel P., Ericsson and 8 others liked this

Umani Ronchi

San Lorenzo Rosso Conero Red Blend

I was slightly concerned that this was 10 years old, but it was dark, plummy with a scent of figs, little earthiness, and gritty tannins on the finish. — 6 months ago

Severn, Keith and 3 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

J.L. Chave Sélection Farconnet Hermitage Syrah 2015

Good but was expecting more. Stewed fruits and spice on nose. Muddled fruit, bacon grease, smoke wrapped around a huge core with gritty tannins. Biggest wine we’ve had in a while. Worked well with TKs ‘Stroganoff’ braised short ribs with mushroom cream sauce. — 3 months ago

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Lars Fasel

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“Good but was expecting more.” That’s the Rhône for ya!

Schweiger Vineyards

Spring Mountain District Malbec 2014

This is a Merlot lovers Malbec. This is not your gritty tannic varietal. This is a nice smooth expression of red and black fruit twisting together with a swizzle in your glass. You will do a double take. — 3 months ago

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Antonio Madeira

Vinhas Velhas Dão Red Blend 2016

Now THIS is interesting: a 20+ field blend at 14.5% but completely in balance. Gritty tannins, almost like a Moulin Vent gamay with dark black fruits and great lift & freshness. Was drunk at sunset w good friends on a moderate day on the Hudson, so that probably influenced things. — 5 months ago

Severn, Daniel and 9 others liked this