Extinct Wine

Bodegas Avanthia

Avancia Old Vines Godello 2019

Sourced from one of the oldest vineyards planted in Valdeorras, Avancia. Godello was almost extinct at the end of the 1980s, so it is extremely rare to find a Godello produced from a single vineyard planted in 1904. Pale golden color with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with floral and spice notes, fermented in oak on its lees for 10 months. On the palate flavors of peach, ripe apple and lemon citrus with pepper and floral spice. Long finish ending with fruit, subtle oak and mineral character. Nice! — 3 months ago

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Stanton Vineyards

St. Helena Petite Sirah 2012

Petite Sirah is not a smaller version of Syrah. It is an offspring of Syrah and the nearly extinct French Alpine variety called Peloursin. The 2012 is definitely drinking well. Dark red, luscious with a hint of tannins . Maybe this wine can be pushed out 2 more years.
— 2 years ago


Reserve Kalecik Karası 2012

Nearly extinct red grape named (Kalecik, Turkey) after its place of origin. Wonderful aromas of black cherry, black licorice and menthol. Dark cherry, cranberry and blackberry fruit flavors are highlighted by notes of basil, eucalyptus, black tea and pepper spice. Ruby red color, medium bodied with a soft and lovely mellow finish. Hints of the French Oak Barrels this wine was aged in. Quite good. Thanks Ron B! — 2 years ago

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Celler Piñol

Mather Teresina Seleccion de Vinas Viejas Terra Alta Red Blend 2012

Had this 2 yrs ago. Mather Teresina, flagship wine of Celler Vinos Piñol, made with grapes grown in high elevation region of Terra Alta. The nearly extinct Morenillo grape is indigenous to the area & makes Mather Teresina a unique wine, a blend of 50% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena & 20% Morenillo. Nice aromas of berries & sweet spice. On the palate cherry flavors with vanilla spice adding pepper notes on fine smooth tannins which opened much quicker. Long ending with sweet fruit tones & bits of earthy floral. — 3 years ago

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Grifalco di Lucania

Aglianico del Vulture 2017

As you open this wine you begin a trip to the arch of Italy’s boot. Although this southern, mountainous region has a few small vineyards under vine. The big red grape Aglianico is limited to the slopes of an extinct volcano Mount Vulture. Notes of blackberry, black cherry and wild herbs. Well-balanced and tamed. On hold for 5 years and it’s sensational. — 10 months ago

Emilio Bulfon

Venezie IGT Piculìt-Neri 2019

Enjoyed this somewhat exotic wine. Recommended by a sommelier at a wine shop. Apparently the grape was assumed extinct for 400 years until it was discovered growing on someone’s property in the 1980s. Taste is akin to a Nebbiolo. Blueberry and blackberry on the nose. Bright berries with balanced acidity and dryness. Would love to have again. — a year ago

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Shypoke Cellars

Napa Valley Charbono 2008

Surprising and amazing. The Shypoke Charbono showed charred cherry, bramble, smoke, caramel... etc. Great balance of fruit and tannin. At 13 years old it opened youthful and never faded but did start to turn port like after 8 hours. A real lost gem. Apparently this is a grape in fear of going extinct in California. Don’t let it happen! Seek these out! — 2 years ago

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Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Fattoria del Colle Cenerentola Orcia 2016

Delectable Wine

The 2016 Cenerentola is darkly alluring and spicy, showing ripe strawberries, plums, ginger, clove and hints of cocoa powder. It’s silky with broad textures, energized by brisk acidity, as tart wild berries cascade across a mineral core, adding tactile grip toward the close. This finishes long, as fine grippy tannins tug at the palate, along with tart red fruits and a bitter twang of sour citrus. The Cenerentola is an exciting wine to taste, as it contains 35% Foglia Tonda, a native grape of the region which almost went extinct, with Sangiovese as the balance of the wine. The 2016 isn’t quite ready to reveal all of its charms, yet another year or two of cellaring should result in something very special. (Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2022)
— a year ago

Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Collares Ramisco 1999

CDC approved interior dinner with my homey. Time to celebrate. Think aged Rioja but super charged with acidity. Collares is One of the great growingly extinct wine species so please support it. Briefly decanted to rid it of some decayed cork but otherwise not too much sediment if at all. Iron red rim, tertiary flavors of Unami but still so fresh & vibrant, with crushed red fruits & currants. I’ve read the half life on Collares wines can be as long as a 1rst growth Bordeaux. — 2 years ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I really need to try these
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For the price as well it’s an affordable wine experience- for about 40$ you can get the 2006 vintages (the ‘99 is more expensive)

Pascal Janvier

Cuvée du Rosier Coteaux du Loir Pineau d'Aunis 2018

2018 vintage - Love this variety can’t believe it is almost extinct King Henry III and I have this in common - scented geranium , wild fruit , (maybe done whole cluster) — 3 years ago

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