Bodegas Fernandez

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Biutiful Brut Nature Cava Macabeo-Chardonnay Blend

Rang in 2021 with this - pear, apple. Just the right amount of effervescence. Made a nice mimosa too🥂 — 19 days ago

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Rios de Tinta Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2018

The bouquet has many facets...from exotic ripe cherries, soft black currants & then moving to sweet fig. The complexity is somewhat bold and rich with medium tannins and a supple lingering finish from beginning to end! — 3 months ago

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Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Biutiful Brut Cava Garnacha Rosé

First visit of the summer to the place in Panorama. Celebrating with this delightful cava. A luminescent orange, pink colour with notes of wild rose, strawberries and citrus fruit. The palate is desert dry and explodes in bubbles that deliver flavours of strawberries, pink grapefruit, sage and egg washed sweet dough. Literally a beautiful sparkling wine. — 3 years ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Beautiful scenery! The vino sounds delish as well!
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Thanks @Trixie @Phil A Enjoying ourselves out here. Always beautiful. There are barn swallows nesting on the balcony. Noisy little buggers during the dawn chorus!!
Trixie

Trixie

@Shawn Thompson So true about the birds in the morning. Some days they start around 4 AM. Enjoy your stay. Such a scenic part of Canada.

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2011

90 minute decant. Very deep ruby. Earth, soil, licorice, white pepper, most primary fruit has passed. Some subtle root vegetable, and ash. Super hot alcoholic burn. Full bodied. Medium acidity. Smooth yet firm tannins. Medium plus finish.

Compared to the Crianza earlier, to me, this is only marginally better. I craved leather and tobacco, but couldn't find it. No meat or barnyard funk. Moreover, the alcohol.puts it a bit out of balance.

In short, the nose on this wine is better, but the palate of the Pesquera wins. I'll give the nod + to the Prado Enea--past vintages have offered much more (leather, coffee, meat)

92+ points

UPDATE: Listen, I can't do it. This wine is not better than the 2015 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza. It's just not. I have both glasses in front of me. The former is hot and choppy, and latter is round and the secondary oak notes are balancing it perfectly.

Lesson learned: this is an example of how you can easily waste 30+ dollars.

Back down to 92 points. The other gets the bump to 92+. Thanks for listening!!!

Maybe
@Antonio Galloni can chime in on this one?!
— 3 months ago

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Bodegas Uvaguilera Aguilera

Palomero Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2005

David T
9.4

The producer is using Tinto Fino not Tempranillo. Respectfully, requested Delectable change.

Ten years in bottle, time to check in on my first bottle of six.

On the nose, dark currants. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, baked black plum, raspberries & ripe strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, crushed limestone minerals, dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, steeped fruit tea, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes with red & dark fresh florals.

The body was big and very full with a hour in the decanter it moves to more medium full with another hour in the decanter. The structure, length, tension and balance are just arriving to a sweet spot. Still plenty of life left in this 05. Another 10 years and perhaps more. The tannins are still pronounced but softened & round with a strong dusty presence. The fruits are; gorgeous, sexy, lush & ripe. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum, creamy raspberries, raisins, ripe cherries & strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, crushed limestone minerals, a fair amount of dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, hints of mint, dry herbs, steeped fruit tea, black licorice, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes, used espresso roast with red & dark, purple, fresh florals. The acidity is near perfect. The long, ripe, lush, well balanced finish is excellent and lasts minutes. Beautiful wine with sex-appeal.

Photo of, Bodega Uvaguilera top and bottom photos, Winemaker/Supervisor-Isaac Fernandez and cellar shot.
— 3 years ago

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David T

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@Severn Goodwin Definitely, population expansion.
Amy Huson

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Sure David T but Tinto Fino is a colloquial name, used by locals, and they won’t deny it is Tempranillo, they just have their own (pet) name for it. But for Delectable and anyone else it is Tempranillo.
David T

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@Amy Huson I am simply respectful of a producers culture and preference of terminology. I respect producers above all, which is why I photo profile them and their properties in all my posts. While I understand it’s Tempranillo, it’s wasn’t their choice of terminology to use on their label. Hence, I respect their preference or choice to use Tino Fino. Also, not every wine drinker will know there are a number different grape names used in Spain and Portugal for Tempranillo, (Tinto Fino, Ojo de Liebre, Tinto de Toro, Tinto Madrid, and Cencibel. In Portugal, Tempranillo is often referred to as Tinta Roriz and Aragonez.) If a person saw my post and decided to look for the bottle in a shop, they would see Tino Fino on the label and not Tempranillo. I also wanted to avoid them thinking it might be a different bottling rather than the same. Thank you for the discussion & engagement.. Cheers!

Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2016

Wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez & his relentless pursuit of quality. A blend of 90% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah, a more bucolic grape than Syrah, providing for lush & rich wine. Aged for 30 months, 100% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit & hint of smoky pepper spice. Layered meaty flavors of blackberry, cherry & blueberry explode on palate & subtle tannins relax to a nice long finish, great mouthfeel. One of the best Syrah’s I tasted. Aging well! — 2 months ago

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Bodegas Fernandez de Manzanos

Mas de Victor Colección Rioja Tempranillo 2013

Rioja blend of multiple grapes. Ripe fruit aromas and flavors with hints of Forrest Floor, vanilla and spice. Hints of violets and grilled herbs. Velvety and dusty tannins that help to create an elegant and pleasant mouth drying finish. — 6 months ago

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Grupo El Gaitero

Valle Ballina y Fernandez Brut Nature Sidra

So light and refreshing for a cider, might mistake it for a sparkling wine if it wasn’t for the complex funk of the apples. — 2 years ago