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Vidonia Viñas Viejas Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco 2012

Served double blind, the color was a brilliant, deep gold color and the bouquet was a touch wild with dried stone fruits and toasted almonds. On the palate, this came across quite fresh…and tropical! The predominate fruit character reminded me of dragon fruit a touch of lemon and an undeniable maritime influence in the form of ocean spray. The finish is bone dry and there is generous acidity. I actually found this to be even somewhat tannic? I figured there was a non-interventionalist approach to the winemaking. Regardless, I loved whatever this was despite really struggling to place it. Clearly, this was made in a more oxidative style but it didn’t really strike me as a Rioja. When this was revealed, I got really excited. I had never tried one of Luis Seabra’s wines before and now everything made sense. What a treat. Need more of this in my life! 100% Listán Blanco from vines over a century old. — 6 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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I think this wine comes from Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
Jay Kline

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@Bob McDonald you’re absolutely right! That’s what excited me. But now looking back, I wasn’t very clear I guess.
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@Jay Kline I once bought some Listan Blanco and also some Listan Negro. I found them to be good value and quite mineral seeing as those islands are basically old volcanoes. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your collection.

Familia Zuccardi

Valle de Uco Malbec 2013

Red stone fruits in the nose. The 2013 is very smooth today. It has nice body without being jammy. Dry with a long finish. — 11 days ago

Elodia

Valle del Uco Malbec 2017

Unique and very good. Aged in concrete eggs, seeing no oak at all. BlackBerry, plum, and savory herbs on the palate. Definitely worth a try. — 11 days ago

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Santo Tomás

Unico Gran Reserva Cabernet Merlot 2013

Black and red fruits, herbs a hint of black pepper in the nose, berrys and a bit earthy in the palate, long nice finish, complex but well balanced wine and it just gets better as you let it breath, one of my favorites — 3 days ago

Bodegas Salentein

Finca El Tomillo Paraje Altamira Malbec 2015

Pretty floral nose, brambly blackberry and plum, bright with well integrated oak (French vanilla) — 4 days ago

Bodegas Tajinaste

Blanco Seco White Blend

Easy drinking Spanish white. Mineraly. Great value! — 4 days ago

La Kiuva

Rosé de Vallée

Funky yeasty crush raspberries lovely blend that’s easy to drink. — 8 days ago

Ginny Lewinski
with Ginny

La Kiuva

Rouge de Vallée 2015

Light, fruit forward and very quick spice to follow. Great with fish and easy to drink. — 17 days ago

Caves des Donnas

Vallée d'Aoste Donnas Nebbiolo 2016

2016 vintage was light yet full and yummy with an eggplant, tomatoe, and sausage sauce over rigatoni. — 20 days ago

José Hernández

Uco Valley Malbec 2015

Nice light nose and finish. Not to dry.
Drinkable and pleasant wine.
— 8 days ago