Bodegas Mas Alta

Farella

Alta Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Wine Club gathering with 1 white and 3 reds, all tasted blind.

This was from a recent trip to Napa that our friends just got back from. They had nothing but good things to say about their experience at Farella so they wanted to share one of their purchases with us upon their return; I’m glad they did because this was delicious. I had “red blend” on the forefront of my mind when guessing what this was but I ended up guessing Cab, instead. I’m still kicking myself over that. This is a solid blend with loads of character.
— 8 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
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This isn’t made every year. I’ve had a few ‘07s and may have one left. @Mark Flesher got me on to these. Wonderful stuff.
Ryan Vento

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@Shay A It was a real treat to drink.
Mark Flesher

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So good! I imagine how this would be with 10 years of age!

Mas d'en Gil

Bellmunt Priorat Red Blend 2015

The waiter actually tried to talk me out of this one, I think he wanted me to go for a more “known” producer. But I know what I want, and I don’t tend to go for big names just because. And I am not disappointed with my choice! Aromas and flavors of black pepper, sour cherry, current, cranberry, and smoke. A floral note of hibiscus lingering in the background. Acidity is medium + and tannins are smooth and elegant. Paired with semi-cured Manchego cheese, quince paste, and oxtail stew. — 10 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Especial Tempranillo Blend 2001

Wonderful. Thanks 2014 me & Martin Brothers. — 9 hours ago

Finca Valpiedra

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

Black cherry and tobacco from the get-go, with secondary aromas and flavors of mint, herbs, and wet earth. Super grippy tannins and quite acidic. Powerful and masculine, decent finish, too! — 14 days ago

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@Amy Huson Sounds great Cheers 🍷
Severn Goodwin

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Great bottle, I still have some '08 in hiding.

Mas d'en Gil

Coma Vella Priorat Grenache Blend 2011

A great value £20-£25 Priorat that’s a bit of a liquorice beasty 😈 The fruit is full on but if you want that style it’s nicely made 😉 not really my style but judging it fairly 😁

📍 Mas d’en Gil Coma Vella 2011 Priorat

🏵 89 points

🍇 Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah

💥 15% ABV

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby w/ purple rim

👃 Bursting with rich black & red fruits bathed in new charred oak, wrapped in chocolate liquorice & sprinkled w/ flinty minerals, balsamic, fig & smoke

👄 Full bodied ripe black cherry & blackcurrant in red chewy liquorice w/ a touch of green stalks

🎯 Med+ rich punchy blackcurrant, dark cherry a liquorice w/ a touch of drying rock minerals & linger of green stalk

🥗 Went great w/ Mrs Es 🍅 🥑 🧀 🥚 🍞 combo 😁 see Instagram for food 😁
— 11 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Cubillo Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Lovin’ this wine after all these years. Such a beauty. Slightly oxidized; rust, cedar, tar, bing cherry. Great acid on the finish, balanced with good tannin — 13 days ago

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Almondi

Petite White Terra Alta Chadonnay Blend 2017

Palla amb reflexes verds , poma i cítrics a la boca , acidesa compensada. Final rodó. Arròs masqueta de romesco al Llagut. — 18 days ago

7 Magnifics

Rebels de Batea Garnatxa Blanca 2017

Not too sweet, fruity, good with seafood — 11 days ago

Tapiz

Alta Collection Mendoza Malbec 2013

Tannic with grilled spice, dark fruits of plum and blackberry, smoke and cured meat. A joy to drink. Hard to imagine Malbec more enjoyable or well done at this price. — 3 days ago

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Bodegas LAN

Reserva Culmen Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

This is one of the Richer, Full bodied Rioja Reserva’s I have had. The color is a dark, inky purple.

It has strong notes of cherry on the nose that surprisingly do not reappear until a smooth long finish.

What first hits the palate is more earthy notes, like Forrest Floor, reminiscent of a cold climate Pinot, with lots of Oak.

The black cherries come rushing in once again and give you a warm feel as it finishes.
Price $55
96 points
Obviously, Paired well with Manchego Cheese but surprisingly with a dish that highlighted mushrooms, Kale and Broccoli that highlighted the wines earthy undertones.

— 20 days ago

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