Very elegant , pretty skin contact wine from Spain. Not a funky taste that skin contact normally has, it’s more floral notes and deep. Very very easy but Sophisticated. — 11 days ago
Vibrant Ruby red color, hints of leather, smoky with heavy tannins. Very nice bottle of wine.
Winestyles Club, March 2019 — 16 days ago
Very very nice. Subtle and smooth. Delicious — 9 days ago
Nose has spicy cherry, tanned leather, juiced raspberry-blackberry, cigar box, cocoa nibs, exceptional.
Palate has blackberry reduction, ripe cherry mash, moist leather, cedar shavings, light mocha, nice acidity and dissipating tannins are gentle, long finish.
We've been enjoying these Heredia crianzas for many years, but they do need time to settle in and we're still drinking these too young, but damn they are guilty pleasures.
Decanted 2+hrs, drink now or enjoy over the next 4-6 years without concern.
$22, yes I know that reads like a crazy price, because it is, only patience is required! — 7 days ago
A very nice Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz, California. Showing Bing cherry, red candy, strawberries, wild flowers and spices.
Great nose with lots of flowers.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.
A very tasty Pinot Noir, although not my style.
Thank you Scott for sharing.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
90 points. — 2 days ago
The mythical unicorn #rosewine from @lopezdeherediaoficial: Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosado 2008.
A friendly wine retailer I am close with sold me a few bottles at regular price thankfully as I gave him the heads up it was coming. (He also sold his others at regular price!) This wine used to be easily available during its last release, the 2000 vintage back around 2005, not to mention super reasonable in price. An unfortunate victim of fashion, the secondary market pricing on this starts around $200 and goes up to $300.
Pale copper and deep pink in color, the hue here is as it looks here turning more orange at the rim. The nose showed as it should for an extended barrel aged wine, showing clear notes the toll oxidation has taken with time in wood. Though, the wood aromas are well-integrated and intermingle well with dried red fruits, ginger and spice, and a clear sense of minerality which is all laid well into the thick and pungent nose. The palate shows more precision and tension in the densely textured and flavored med/med+ body of the wine. Finishes long and fans out wide over the palate. For sure about as unique a rose as there is out there. — 10 days ago
This one just kind of fell out of the cellar. Sorry Shay. In a really, really nice place. Mature black cherry and some graphite. Very full bodied. Acidic opening. Aged black fruit in just the right spot. Hint of herb and tobacco. Quite nice. Finish has some tannin which is starting to drop off, but overall the structure of this wine still very much leans to the youthful side. This wine is singing. 72% cab with the balance Merlot. — 11 hours ago
Sourced from the steeply sloped Alpine Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this Pinot Noir begins with gorgeous aromas of smoke, forest floor, mulberry and cherry cola. The silky texture and elegance is simply outstanding, as is the wonderful astringency and tension. Red currant jelly, red cherry cordial, cola and peat moss flavors captivate the senses. This is a truly outstanding Pinot Noir that will age gracefully for the next two plus decades. Drink 2019-2033- 94 — 12 days ago