Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Bovale Utiel-Requena Bobal 2019

This Bobal kind of reminds me of a big, muscular left bank Bordeaux. Saturated color. Nose has lots of graphite, cassis, elderberry, and dried twigs and leaves. Dense, but in a lean and muscular way that avoids any jamminess. Dark cassis and crushed rock are the main components. Bone dry and with very good acids. Tannins are present but reasonably soft. Will be better in a couple of years but nice now too. — a year ago

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Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Bovale Bobal Rosé 2018

Really lovely fruit — peach, tangerine skin and cherries, and melon — with dried herbs on the finish. Really great with tikka masala.
— 3 years ago

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Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Acentor Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe red plum, blackberry, black plum, vanilla, baking spices; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium finish, ripe but fresh, perfectly balanced — 3 years ago

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Isaac Fernandez

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2014

This says Reserva.
I didn’t know.
But… that’s some Spanish old vine Tempranillo w French barrique aging(24 mo.) hell, you could have left it in there another 24.
N: Really smells like dirt and tobacco. Black plums way back there. A Big, black nose of reined in funk.
P: Tannin city, charcoal, prunes, really begs for protein, skillfully done.
Next time, 2hrs in a decanter.
Thanks @ Garagiste.
— 2 years ago

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Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Biutiful Brut Cava Garnacha Rosé

Wild rose, strawberries and citrus. Lots of tiny bubbles, delicious. — 3 years ago

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Fine photo and review!

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Rios de Tinta Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Dry but pleasant. Had with Greek tapas in DC with Sarah and Mao. — 5 years ago

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Acentor Garnacha 2019

Had this wine in 2015 and another time. Always a value buy! — 2 years ago

Sara Davenport
with Sara

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Bovale Utiel-Requena Old Vines Bobal 2019

Nicely made and exuding character. Nose has bright, deep plummy fruit, along with nice, fragrant spice and a wisp of smoke. Mouthfilling, pure fruit on the palate, with a light touch, finish turns savory and shows lots of stony minerality. Nice acids and a bit of soft, chalky tannin comes out at the end. Terrific value. — 3 years ago

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Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Biutiful Brut Nature Cava Macabeo-Chardonnay Blend

Nice summery bubbly rose. Not too thick or sweet. — 4 years ago

Bodegas Uvaguilera Aguilera

Palomero Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2005

David T

The producer is using Tinto Fino not Tempranillo. Respectfully, requested Delectable change.

Ten years in bottle, time to check in on my first bottle of six.

On the nose, dark currants. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, baked black plum, raspberries & ripe strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, crushed limestone minerals, dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, steeped fruit tea, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes with red & dark fresh florals.

The body was big and very full with a hour in the decanter it moves to more medium full with another hour in the decanter. The structure, length, tension and balance are just arriving to a sweet spot. Still plenty of life left in this 05. Another 10 years and perhaps more. The tannins are still pronounced but softened & round with a strong dusty presence. The fruits are; gorgeous, sexy, lush & ripe. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum, creamy raspberries, raisins, ripe cherries & strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, crushed limestone minerals, a fair amount of dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, hints of mint, dry herbs, steeped fruit tea, black licorice, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes, used espresso roast with red & dark, purple, fresh florals. The acidity is near perfect. The long, ripe, lush, well balanced finish is excellent and lasts minutes. Beautiful wine with sex-appeal.

Photo of, Bodega Uvaguilera top and bottom photos, Winemaker/Supervisor-Isaac Fernandez and cellar shot.
— 6 years ago

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@Severn Goodwin Definitely, population expansion.
Amy Huson

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Sure David T but Tinto Fino is a colloquial name, used by locals, and they won’t deny it is Tempranillo, they just have their own (pet) name for it. But for Delectable and anyone else it is Tempranillo.
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@Amy Huson I am simply respectful of a producers culture and preference of terminology. I respect producers above all, which is why I photo profile them and their properties in all my posts. While I understand it’s Tempranillo, it’s wasn’t their choice of terminology to use on their label. Hence, I respect their preference or choice to use Tino Fino. Also, not every wine drinker will know there are a number different grape names used in Spain and Portugal for Tempranillo, (Tinto Fino, Ojo de Liebre, Tinto de Toro, Tinto Madrid, and Cencibel. In Portugal, Tempranillo is often referred to as Tinta Roriz and Aragonez.) If a person saw my post and decided to look for the bottle in a shop, they would see Tino Fino on the label and not Tempranillo. I also wanted to avoid them thinking it might be a different bottling rather than the same. Thank you for the discussion & engagement.. Cheers!