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. — 2 days ago
This pink wine’s nose is dominated by strawberry, melon and tropical notes. Graham says a suggestion of cassis and grapefruit is possibly a function of the cooler 2019 vintage. On the palate, the wine has heft, a discernible weight I don’t usually find in rosés. There is a creaminess, too, owing to the time it spent sitting on its expended yeast cells. The savory hallmarks of Graham’s wine’s shine through, but the fruit is the star. Despite the full mouthfeel, acidity is quite fine. The finish is lengthy and somewhat citrusy. — 17 days ago
This isn’t a Grenache, it is a Grenache dominant blend. On the nose, faint wet stone and wild strawberry notes are the first thing I notice. After that, hints of fig, baking spices and tobacco are all pleasing nuances. On the palette, the wine is still jammy, fruit forward, succulent (2013 was a hot year). The Grenache is still the dominant flavor, with heaps of strawberry and white pepper notes. The Syrah and other varietals fill in the gaps though; this is not a one dimensional wine and hints of darker stone fruit, cured meat, and raspberry show up after the swallow. Yum! — 2 days ago
Mas Amiel Pur Schiste bio - Côtes du Roussion 2018
Strawberry jam, blackberry, black pepper, garrigue, licorice. What a nose for such a low price wine! The palate is well balanced with strong acids, a bright fruit with blackberry mostly, some width, some nice tannins with a grain, and a lot of freshness and fruit on the finish which lasts for ever. This is seriously good for the price tag (less than 10 €) — 11 days ago
See notes from 58 weeks ago. This is the 3rd ranked Cuvée from Henri Bonneau. The difference with this wine this was more Animale than the garrigue in the earlier wine. This was more stinky and barnyard than the rosemary and thyme a year ago. Despite this it remains a delicious wine with spicy red berries and resolved tannins on the palate. Not the raspberry notes you get with new world Grenache. This is an NV so not sure of the vintages which were included here. I first tried his leading Cuvée, Celestines, in a restaurant in Mondragon in Chateauneuf du Pape, and it remains a Wow Wine but hard to locate in this country. — 24 days ago
The ‘Edith’ Rose was sourced from four rows of Grenache which is only grown for Rose. The wine was whole cluster pressed prior to bottling and the wine is kept for another year due to the wine being unfiltered. The wine was aged in both concrete eggs and stainless steel prior to bottling. The nose is very perfumed and shows pretty red rose, wild strawberry with shades of wild mushroom and orange rind that all mingle nicely in the glass. The texture here is silky smooth as the wine seamlessly glides across the mid-palate. Bright guava and strawberry flavors mingle with wonderful peat moss, wet stone and melon tones all fill the palate. This is Grenache Rose at its finest. Drink 2020-2025- 93 — 5 days ago
1990 Chateau Rayas Syrah. Decanted 1 hr before serving and it needed every minute of it. Light in color, but rich in flavor. Continued to open up throughout dinner. Initial taste upon opening bottle was iffy: we thought it tasted “hot” and might have been improperly stored at some point. However, as the wine evolved in the decanted, this unpleasant thin and hot feel at the end went away. Roses, black plum, strawberry, licorice, black olives. K picked up more of the fruit. I picked up more of the salty notes. Delicious! — 10 days ago
Bright magenta color, it is vivid. The nose bears loads of dark and red fruit. The feel is riveting: fruit, acidity, almost full bodied, high tannings, and a sensory finish with hints of dried almonds.
It’s Alvaro Palacios’ entry level Priorat with a twenty-five dollar price tag; a steal if you can find it. Drink young though, before it’s vibrancy is weekend by time. — 10 days ago
Toca Madera Winery Toca Madera Vineyard Syrah/ Grenache/ Mourvedre/ Viognier 2015, California
Reddish in color with light intensity.
Pronounced and fruity nose of black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, light oak, earth, leather, tobacco, peppercorn, herbs and light chocolates.
Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with currants, plums, cooked cherries, raspberries, licorice, oak, earth, chocolates, peppercorn, tobacco, herbs, spices, coffee and pencil lead.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty GSM blend from California. Well balanced with nice complexity. Showing a great mouthfeel. Soft, spicy and elegant.
Good right out of the bottle, but better with some air (30 minutes).
This Single Vineyard GSM is peaking now, and will be good in the next few years.
This is an easy drinking red blend. I always enjoy these new world GSMs. Feels like the Viognier is a nice addition.
I paired it with a cheese plate with dry fruits, crackers and fresh berries.
A blend of 55% Syrah, 17% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 13% Viognier. Unﬁned and Unﬁltered.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$32. — 13 days ago