A absolute steal at $35, this Rioja is aging beautifully and I’d say 2022 is the perfect time to drink this. A light, tawny color. A nose of cranberries, cherries, leather, tobacco and what I’m calling a fresh goat cheese. The palate is perfectly balanced. Lots of intense, bright fruit with a wonderful acidity that reminds me of ouzo or lemon curd. The finish is long and smooth with some leathery and cedar notes. Nearly perfect structure. Wow. — 17 days ago
A delight. Red berries with earthiness. Just a perfect pairing with game and cheese. — 8 days ago
Lovely! Especially with wine. And cheese — 14 days ago
Complex with grapefruit and cheese notes intertwined. — 16 days ago
A little tannin, still easy to drink, delightful with braised pork cheek and cheese — 7 days ago
This pink wine is quite rich in color. Its hue is a cross between salmon orange and copper, looking very much like roses. The nose is a blast of strawberries, green parts and all, with an earthy herbal streak and a line of black pepper. On the palate, the brash rosé comes on like a red wine, with tons of flavor and a refreshing acidity. This wine’s pairing ability can reach from salads’n’seafood territory into pork chops, burgers and cheese plates. — 13 days ago
Delicious primitive, bursting with rich fruit and smooth mellow tannins. Worked perfectly with a slow cooked Caribbean goat curry — 9 days ago
InSerrata Indaco Rosato Toscana 2019 Tuscany, Italy
This week's #MerlotThursday is an interesting Rosé from Italy.
Neon orange in color with a peachy hue.
Strong nose of over ripen citrus fruits, apples, spices, light vegetables, cherries and raspberries.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with apples, citrus, raspberries, ripe limes, almonds, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.
Spicy finish with bitter herbs.
This is an elegant Merlot based Rosé from Tuscany.
Soft and smooth with a nice mouthfeel. Gets earthier once it opens up.
Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Paired nicely with Brie cheese and fresh berries.
A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Sangiovese. Organic.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$28. — 9 days ago