Baja California, Mexico

Bichi

Flama Roja Como Vino Al Mundo Tecate Nebbiolo 2016

This is a blend of cab franc (other sources say Tempranillo), cab sauv, and Nebbiolo from Baja in Mexico. Smoky and sulfurous, leathery, with jalapeño notes that grow and then dissipate with air. After awhile there are red and purple flowers crushed underfoot. Resembles the Espadin that I was drinking last night. There are black fruits – brambles, plums, figs – tea, and nettles on the tongue. Reminds me slightly of some maule valley país I’ve had. I love cab franc and love the vegetable notes that it gets, so I’m happy here. There’s a very spiced finish: nutmeg and black pepper. Quite perfumed. Tongue coating tannins. Fruit is medium ripe and theres good acidity. If only all warm region reds were this lively. Not so much balanced as full of tension. — 16 days ago

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Vinisterra

Pies De Tierra 2015

Subtle fragrance of dark berries and vanilla/oak. Drinks very smoothly with very little acid, and lingers on the palate very delicately! Has great flavors of jamminess, dark berries and cherry! Great choice for the price!! — a month ago

Anne Nauber
with Anne

Vinícola Torres Alegre

La Llave Blanca Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2015

One of the best whites I’ve ever had. Great balanced minerality and acidity — 15 days ago

Casa Vieja

Mission Valle de Guadalupe Red Blend

Molly’s Mexican tasting - November 2019
very tanic, fruity. Isaiah says sweet but I say sour.
— a month ago

Monte Xanic

Valle de Guadalupe Syrah 2015

Much better than a 8.5 it’s more like a 9.0 smooth dry and not to big body!! — a month ago

Suzanne Deal Booth
with Suzanne