Black Spanish

Bodegas Enrique Mendoza

La Tremenda Alicante Monastrell 2016

Tried it twice! I was pleasantly surprised how good this wine was. Ruby with aromas of fresh red and black fruits, spice and sweet oak, aged for 6 months in French oak. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with herb spice and toasty notes. Fine rustic tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cacao and sweet spice. Tremendous value! — 9 days ago

Tom, Paul and 2 others liked this

Fedellos Do Couto

As Xaras Red Blend 2018

Give it air & time, & it unfolds into a crunchy, layered black fruited Beaujolais beauty. Except it’s from Ribera Sacra — 12 days ago

Owen Mazon
with Owen
Erik, Martin and 6 others liked this

Finca Vinoa

Ribeiro Brancellao Blend 2020

Shy black fruit, wet rocks, a salty whiff, a hint of undergrowth and a pinch of spice.
Fresh, juicy, enticing, savoury with a sweet edge.
Reminiscent of a Blaufränkisch with maybe a bit more cherry and less plum.
Fresh on the palate, quite light, crunchy, juicy tannins, vibrant acidity. Black fruit, undergrowth, baking spice.
So light footed yet with great flow, presence & character. Amazing energy.
This is so juicy & drinkable! Love it!
— 2 days ago

Pinotman and Daniel liked this

Viticultura de Montaña

Muradella Castrillón Red Blend 2012

This a unique field blend of heritage Galician varieties, mostly Mencia and even a bit of Godello.
Red berries, herbs predominate. Polished with an ample backbone. Terrific with food. Worth seeking out.
— 16 days ago

Judy Wagonfeld
with Judy
Peter, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Bodegas Juan Gil

(Silver Label) Jumilla Monastrell 2019

Last night I opened this 2019 Juan Gil Silver Label Monastrell. This is from the Bodegas Juan Gil Jumilla, Spain, 100% Monastrell (Mourvèdre).

On the nose there is black plum, blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, violet, gravel and earth.

On the palate there is blackberry, blueberry, plum, black cherry, black pepper, spice, soft oak, gravel and earth.

This is a full bodied wine with a smooth sweet juicy mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium supple tannins that move smoothly into a long black & red fruit earthy finish. We are on another weekend and I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 16 days ago

Sharon, Ted and 19 others liked this

Agusti Torello Mata

Gran Reserva Cava 2016

Vintage 2016 | This is a 100% macabeu cava, 40% of the basic wine is fermented in new wood, and gets 8 months ripening on wood. Second fermentation in bottle, at least 30 months sur lattes. Excellent balance, beautiful vanilla in smell, great effort! — 14 days ago

Severn, Eric and 14 others liked this
Eric Hoepelman

Eric Hoepelman

Mooie keuze, fijn glas!

Costers del Priorat

Petit Pissarres Produccio Limitada Priorat Grenache Samsó 2018


PnP came right out of gate oozing stewed black cherries soaked in herb & licorice - distinct vein of minerality. Nice weight & polish on mid-palate, had a certain elegance that belied modest price point. Hint of astringency on finish, this needs time but heck of a QPR and nice entry level Priorat — 17 days ago

Romain, Tom and 8 others liked this

Bodegas El Nido

Clio Jumilla Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Ming L

Someone wanted a red instead of a dessert wine to go with the berry chantilly cake, and I though the Clio has the richness and depth of flavor to make it work.
Not bad as it turned out. The ripe black fruits and dark chocolate from the wine complement the delicate vanilla and fresh berry flavor from the cake well.
Always a hedonistic wine, the 18’ is a bit hot on the finish - 16% abv making its presence felt.

— 11 days ago

Brent, Bob and 3 others liked this

Bodegas Olivares

Hoya Finca Hoya de Santa Ana Monastrell Blend 2020

On first opening, bouquet of black cherry and blackberries, Big Red cinnamon gum, bell pepper, and smoky bowling alley; palate of black cherry and plum, char, and black tea with a medium-short finish. On the second day the candy and bell pepper smells taper, bowling alley becomes more of a whiff of pipe smoke, blackberry bramble emerges with spent firecrackers; on the palate the black pepper spice has some herbs de provence, black tea tannins are rounder and the cherry flavor more tart, a fuller body on the finish with notes of char, meat fats, and pepperoni spices. Was gonna go with 89 but it’s impressive once you decant for a day. — 2 days ago


Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend 2021

Light, fresh, and spritzy as I would expect, but the flavor profile was surprising, savory with thyme, black pepper, and orange peel. — 8 days ago

Daniel, Byron and 3 others liked this