Some sharpness but also Smokey and smooth. Not harsh at all. Definitely worth the try for sure — 3 months ago
Cab 61%, merlot 28%and Syrah 11%. — 7 months ago
Wonderfully rich Super Tuscan. — 8 months ago
My wife wanted to buy me an interesting wine as a Valentine’s Day gift and chose the 2013 G.D. Vajra Kye Freisa. I’ve tasted a lot of the Piedmontese grape varietals, but never Freisa until tonight.
After a decent decant, the Kye, being a dark ruby color, was a deep, rich wine with notes of roasted strawberry, wild blueberry, black plum skin, rolled tobacco, white pepper, blood orange, dried herbs and hot asphalt. The wine initially seemed a little wild, earthy and gamey, but that blew off after a bit. Structurally, the Kye was medium plus body, medium plus tannin, high acid, and had a fairly long finish. Delicious wine that paired well with a fire roasted tomato bolognese with rotini. — 2 years ago
possibly the best ale i have ever had. — 7 months ago
Full bodied nice and dry but a taste that is beyond a regular cab. Smooth and an exquisite grape that leaves the pallet wanting more! Love it!! — a year ago
Schioppettino from 2010. Beautiful, elegant aroma of fresh flowers and light pepper. Sweet fruits. Iron. Medium-bodied. Tart blackberries, anise, with slightly bitter finish and light tannins. Intriguing and graceful. There is a lot more going on here than I can describe now. To think this grape almost died for good... — 2 years ago
Drank by itself but love this cab franc blend! Need to pair with venison — 6 months ago
We’ve tasted – and adore – several different wines from the family-run Bodegas López de Heredia. We can now add this one to the list!
It’s a 2012 Rioja Crianza made from the Viura grape (100%) hailing from organically-farmed estate vineyards in the La Rioja region of Rioja DOCa, Spain.
The “Crianza” designation means this white wine spent at least 6 months aging on oak, however, this wine far exceeds the minimum as it was aged for 4 years in oak barrels before release.
It’s absolutely delicious! It has a deep golden hue with rich, well-developed notes of dried apricot, peach cobbler, beeswax, dill, vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch. It is dry, has medium alcohol, and has medium acidity to balance the confectionary aromas and flavors.
It is intensely fragrant and complex, making it an excellent solo sipper. It could also pair with savory, grilled or roasted fish or a flavorful stew like seafood paella.
Bodegas R. López de Heredia, Viña Gravonia, Rioja Crianza (2012), 12.5% ABV. — 6 months ago