Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cooked cherries, light wood, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, spices, herbs, earth, dark coffee, dark chocolate and black pepper.
Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, licorice, sweet cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, light vegetables, peppercorn, tobacco, chocolates, light vinaigrette, pencil lead and herbs.
Long spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a delicious Spanish blend. Smooth and buttery, with nice acidity and balance. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Very pleasant and easy drinking already. Fruit forward, spicy and interesting. Would be nice to try it again in 3 to 5 years.
Needs 90 minutes to open up properly, so please be prepared. It's worth the wait. Last glass was so much better.
I paired it a young Gouda cheese and crackers.
A blend of 35% Garnacha, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Samsó. Aged for 12 months in French Oak barrels. Kosher. Not Mevushal.
15% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 13 days ago
This REALLY needs 30+ minutes of air to open up. At first, it’s extremely muted in every way, and shows a bit of oxidative character. I almost gave up. Slowly, notes of lime zest, under-ripe honeydew melon, and oregano start to emerge, at first on the really long finish - the finish is what kept me from walking away. What is constant throughout is the pleasant, zippy mouthfeel which makes it an enjoyable seafood-friendly acid-driven quaff. And the longer I swirl and sniff and swish and swallow, the more this has to offer - purity, focus, balance, length - an archetypal Mediterranean white wine. — 18 days ago
Absolute passion fruit bomb! Very jumpy on the tongue, perfect for hot summer evenings. — 2 days ago
Another world famous Wine Nerd Herd Virtual Tasting this time on the docket was Spanish wines. This 100% Grarnacha showed in full force...caramel and violets on the nose-delicate in so many ways, not overly oaked, such fine balance and precision that speaks of a hybrid of old and new world. Drinks well now, yet has many many years ahead of it. @thewinenerdherd — 20 days ago
Really delicious. I did however taste a very, very slight amount of oak, but learnt this wine is fermented in stainless steel barrels. I soon read that they add “Indigenous Yeast” so I’m curious if this yeast is responsible for that slight, lingering wood on the tail end. Certainly wasn’t put off, though, and very much enjoyed. Well balanced acidity and concentration. Ripe, juicy, and absolutely worth cellaring, see how it ages. Would definitely drink again. — 3 days ago