Alicante, Valencia

Bodegas y Viñedos El Sequé

Dulce Monastrell 2009

V09. Very good. Olive and cedar nose. Rich, black cherry and blackberry fruits . Smooth, soft mocha finish. — 4 days ago

Palacio del Conde

Gran Reserva Valencia Tempranillo 2012

Strawberries and raspberries on the nose... medium tannins.... spice finish and berry and oak flavors.. pairs AMAZINGLY with flank steak, chimichurri and goat cheese stuffed portobellos — 9 days ago

Ampeleia

Tuscany Alicante 2017

All hail queen Elisabetta. Violet candy, earth, citrus, purple fruits. Funk meets Rayas in Tuscany? Love. — 25 days ago

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Biutiful Brut Nature Cava Macabeo-Chardonnay Blend

Nice summery bubbly rose. Not too thick or sweet. — 10 days ago

Torre Oria

Viñedo Antiguo Utiel-Requena Bobal 2018

Dark cherry. Blackberries, roasted notes. — 7 days ago

Celler Les Foes

L'Adolescent Les Coves de Vinroma Monastrell Blend

Matté
8.9

Blend of 50% Monastrell, 35% Garnacha, 15% Syrah from Castellon, Valencia, youngest wines of the estate (still, 53 years ain’t that young!), hence the name. Around half goes through carbonic, other half is macerated for 7 days in inox tanks. Organic farming, no pesticides, no sulphur, foot trod, no fining or filtration.

Reductive off the bat and takes a while to calm down and shrug off some of the funk which certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Smells and tasted way better in day two, still has that slight touch of horse saddle but the bitter black berry fruits really come to the fore along with blackberry, raspberry sour black cherry and a mix of liquorice and slightly musky spice.
Palate also comes together more on day two, acidity is still quite volatile and much better suited to a high acid food pairing. It’s all about sour black & blue berry fruit. Savoury and slightly wild. Would divide the room and certainly needs plenty of time to show well.
— a month ago

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Bodegas Arráez

Canallas Valencia Tempranillo Monastrell

“Everyone should be able to enjoy a good wine, that’s why we have made Canallas, dedicated to rebellious and daring souls. Because we like courageous people, who dare to be different and because taking on life with a touch of cheekiness is not contradictory to being passionate.” Toni Arráez

The wine, blend of tempranillo and monastrell 50% 50% oak barrels 4 months, service temp 12° - 18° C price qualiity excellent, pairing: with a delicious pasta, ravioli in pomarola, saludos
#winelover #pisco
— 2 days ago

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Viña Memorias

Yunikko Utiel-Requena Bobal

Amazing wine. My surprise of this year. Rich, colorful, full of taste. Would highly recommend it for any amateur of spanish wine — 18 days ago

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