Vayots Dzor Areni 2018

Extremely palatable - Possessing a not-too-overbearing darkness, it would go best with food but can well be sipped on its own — 21 days ago

Trinity Canyon Vineyards

6100 Trinity Vayots Dzor Areni

Dry and delightful! Perfect with an Armenian mezza. — 7 months ago


Dry Red Blend 2018

Loved this! Medium weight, easy drinking red with bright little acid-and-tannic notes, strawberry jam up front, sort of a plum cassis thing in back… delish!! — a year ago

asrllc (Aaron Sedrick Rawlins LLC)

'L.021' Areni Noir 2018

Black currant, cacao, baking spice, and black pepper. Dense and rich. Medium plus acid and medium tannin. — 2 years ago


Dry Areni Wine

Tart, savory fruit - light body. WHAT a funky nose! Slightly gamey & pungent aroma. — a month ago


Vayots Dzor Armenia Areni

2018 vintage. Definite savory edge to this one. A stewed tomato quality, stewed tart cherry, dried herbs, dried cranberry, dried blueberry, a light floral touch. Interesting. First Armenian wine experience. Definitely well-made, but for sure shows the more savory side of Eastern bloc/Ancient World wines. — 7 months ago

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Daumas Gassac

Haute Vallee du Gassac Red Blend 2018

Fascinating red blend produced by Mas de Daumas Gassac coming from the St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d'Aniane IGP in the Languedoc region of Southern France. 🇫🇷

Mas de Daumas Gassac is known for its unique red glacial soils that are well-draining and rich in mineral oxides (iron, copper, etc.), helping to nourish but also stress (in a good way!) the approx. 42-year-old vines, which can enhance concentration of fruit character. It is also known for its philosophy of respecting the land it farms and honoring the ecosystem of the Gassac Valley. 🌳

When I say fascinating blend, I mean, look at the list of varieties comprising this wine, based upon the winemaker’s tech sheet:
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Pinot Noir, 2% Malbec, and 4% rare grape varieties, including: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Montepulciano (Italy), Armigne (Switzerland), Arenie, Areni Noir (Armenia), Bastardo, Souzon (Portugal), Saperavie (Russia), Tchkaveri, Tchekavesi (Georgia), Brancalleo (Galicia), Carmenere, Abouriou (old French grape varieties) and Plavac Mali (Croatia). 🍇🍇🍇

👀This wine has a medium purple hue and noteworthy staining and tearing on the glass.

👃On the nose, it has youthful and robust, primary notes of ripe black fruit, such as black cherry, plum, blackberry bramble, also anise, violet, dried lavender, licorice,
pipe tobacco, also secondary notes of dark chocolate, nutmeg, and cedar. The intensity is medium(+).

👄On the palate, this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a full body, high alcohol (14.1%), and medium(+) tannins that are supple but very present. The intensity of flavors is medium(+) and more tart than ripe, but otherwise consistent with the nose. The finish is medium(+).

👏👏👏 This wine is delicious and could age for many more years, but even in its youth, it’s delightful, complex, and full of intense dark fruit character. 
— 2 years ago

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@Severn Goodwin Great tips!! I feel ashamed to be drinking this so young, given its potential, but it’s still so deliciously fruity and lovely. I will definitely buy more to hold onto.
Severn Goodwin

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Don't be ashamed, it's a great bottle out of the gate and after many, many laps!


Black Label Dry Areni Wine 2016

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Rind Areni 2017

My first Armenian wine, which is not surprising since this is the only one that seems to be readily available in the US. Medium bodied, with red fruit and floral aromas on the nose. Darker fruit on the palate with some vanilla and spice flavors. Velvety texture. It took a bit to open up, but once it did I couldn't put my glass down. 95% Areni, 5% Tozot. 1/8/23. — 3 months ago

Highland Cellars

Koor Dry Red Areni Serine Blend

One day in Armenia. Lovely dinner at Sherep with Joe paired with this perfect 2018 dry wine. — 2 years ago