Alicante Bouschet


Lisboa Alicante Bouschet 2021

Intense red, full bodied, rich plum notes, spicy, peppery, long finish, this is a “wow” red — 9 days ago


Unlitro Alicante Blend 2021

Bramble, black cherry, peppercorn, and honey nose. True vanilla bean (with a mild kick), mild capsaicin (green pepper or pepper jelly?), ripe fig. Drank at Margot’s in New Orleans. — 19 days ago

Joseph Lewinski
with Joseph

Monte da Ravasqueira

Vinha das Romãs Alentejano Syrah Blend 2021

This wine is an example that price has nothing to do with quality. Lots of fruity sweetness balanced with acidity, and with vanilla and tobacco. — 2 months ago

Bodegas Volver

Tarima Hill Old Vines Alicante Monastrell

The wine exhibits deep garnet color with flashes of violet and a bouquet of dark red cherries and leather. On the palate the wine achieves its full potential, offering notes of black berries, plums, and licorice with an elegant but persistent finish. — 2 months ago

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2020

Round five of blind tasting and we all missed on this. I think a Zinfandel blend is cruel. I swore this was a Sonoma Cab… all those blended varieties proved tricky and the Zinfandel doesn’t stand out on its own. Dark ruby red with dark over ripened and jammy fruits. Smells hot. Also VANILLA. Say that five times. Has some nice bell pepper and green notes, some eucalyptus, balsamic, and a touch of mint. Low tannic levels, moderate acid and body. It’s delicious but tripped us up. — 4 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian
Paul, Tommy and 5 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Too early, these are 8-12 year wines to appreciate
Adam Kincaid

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Agree @Paul T- Huntington Beach but I didn’t get to choose for the tasting. In any case, it does seem drinkable now, but certainly has miles to go!

Bodegas Enrique Mendoza

Reserva Santa Rosa Alicante Red Blend 2017

Tastes exactly like it smells.... lush with a lightness, red cherries and spices, a long finish with just the right amount of tannins. — a month ago

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Casa Santos Lima

Colossal Reserva Syrah Blend

Smooth. Little bit bold but I like it. Nice Costco find! — 2 months ago

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Preta Vinho Regional Alentejano Touriga Nacional Blend

2021 vintage. Note that there is no Touriga Nacional in this wine, it is a blend of 40% Aragonêz, 30% Alicante Bouschet, 20% Trincadeira and 10% Castelão. Fitapreta was the project of young winemaker António Maçanita and the late consultant David Booth ( who sadly died from a heart attack at age 47 in 2012). Maçanita favours minimal intervention, indigenous yeasts and low sulfites. Terrific value, bursting with fruit and spices with a ripe tannic backbone. Aged 50% in stainless steel and 50% in neutral barrels. Abv. 14,5%. — 17 days ago

Fattoria La Massa

Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2019

A plummy nose... Plum, plum, plum on the palate... Some floral... Some astringency that makes this a great pair for the duck breast I ordered. Nice. — 24 days ago

Mike Steinberg
with Mike

Bodegas Volver

Tarima Organic Alicante Monastrell

Vintage cellar wine. Under 10. — a month ago