Bodegas Casto Pequeño

Casto Oaks

Mariposa County Estate Zinfandel 2016

This 6 year old Zinfandel is drinking very nicely now.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with black fruits, oak, spices, vanilla, peppercorn, tobacco, earth, coffee and chocolates.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A tiny production of only 4 barrels.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.
— 3 months ago

Eric, Eric and 13 others liked this

Casto Oaks

May Rock Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet.

Very deep ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong fruity nose of blackberries, cedar, black plums, black currants, chocolates, vanilla, black pepper, light dust, diet cola, earth, spices, pencil lead and coffee.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, earth, peppercorn, espresso, cola and chocolates.

Medium plus on the finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Sierra Foothills in California.

This five-year-old is Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel. Did not need too long to open up nicely.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up and brings out more complexity and structure. At this point the high alcohol is well integrated.

Fruit forward and elegant. Rich and tangy. Tasty and easy drinking. Feels like a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Delicious.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a cheese plate.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 19 months in American oak barrels (50% new). Unfiltered. A small production of only 100 cases.

15.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$28.
— 6 months ago

Daniel, Sharon and 11 others liked this

Bodegas Casto Pequeño

Cotoval Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Verdejo

Delicious wine. Slightly dry with good viscosity. Great value — 3 years ago

Mount Bullion Vineyards

Casto Oaks Zinfandel Rosé 2020

This is a nice Rosé from Sierra Foothills in California. Nicely balanced, spicy and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity.

Showing red fruits with citrus, limes, green apples, bitter herbs and spices.

Easy drinking, good for the pool, and good by itself as a sipping wine.

Made with Zinfandel grapes.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$17.
— 3 months ago

Sharon, Eric and 8 others liked this

Casto Oaks

Man's Best Blend Sierra Foothills Red Blend 2015

Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a short purple rim. Not showing age at all.

Light nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, herbs and black pepper.

Full bodied and big, with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, cola, vanilla, spices, espresso, chocolates, peppercorn, bitter herbs and earth.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious red blend from Sierra Foothills in California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Easy drinking right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when the tannins show up, and bring nice structure to the wine.

Rich and opulent. Fruit forward and tasty. Spicy and interesting.

Good by itself or with a big piece of steak.

A blend of 37% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. Aged for 19 months in American oak barrels (30% new). A small production of only 7 barrels.

15% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$27.
— 5 months ago

Romain, Brian and 10 others liked this

Dominio do Bibei

Lalama Ribeira Sacra Mencía

2016. Mencía, Brancellao, Mouratón y Sousón que, además, lleva un pequeño aporte de Garnacha tintorera. Atlántico, afrutado, mineral, herbáceo y con notas balsámicas. He copiado las notas de cata porque me ha parecido un vino muy complejo que merece la pena probar. 16€ aprox. Excelente caldo. — 2 years ago

Casto Oaks

Mariposa County Zinfandel 2016

Deep purple in color, almost Inky, with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, earth, vanilla, light bitter vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Nice tangy finish with raspberries and spices.

This is a very tasty Zinfandel from Sierra Foothills in California. Spicy and a good sipping wine.

Nicely balanced and easy drinking, with nicely integrated alcohol, so watch out.

This 6 year old is drinking very nicely now, with mild complexity and a great mouthfeel. Soft and elegant.

Good right out of the bottle, and tannins show up after 15 minutes of airtime. As it continues to open up, it shows more earth notes.

Will continue to drink nicely in the next few years.

Good by itself or with food, and will pair nicely with a burger.

100% Zinfandel grapes were aged for 19 months in neutral American oak. Unfiltered. A tiny production of only 4 barrels.

15.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$23.
— 5 months ago

Daniel, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this

Bodegas Langa

Reyes d Aragon El Casto Brut Reserva Cava Chardonnay Macabeo

Nose: Roasted golden apple, slightly charred, peaches, vanilla, honeysuckle.
Palate: gold apples and peaches doused in lemon juice. Round, creamy texture with notes of buttered biscuit. Smoke and a hint of tar on the finish. Lovely!

75% macabeo, 25% chard.

Paired w roasted chicken, cauliflower, potatoes, with greens and romesco.


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— a year ago

Adriana and Mike liked this

Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Clos de Sixte Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2016

Rojo oscuro y lágrima muy densa.Frutos rojos y negros en nariz. En boca suave con taninos equilibrados. Un pequeño amargor al final que desaparece al rato de estar aireado. Buen vino para empezar con los franceses que he comprado.
— 3 years ago

Ana María
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