Manuel Fernandez

Domaine Seguin-Manuel

Bourgogne "Pinot Noir" 2017

Soft approach. Muddled cherry. Short finished. Light tannin. Smooth finish. Punches above its weight. Very likely to age gracefully. If you want a jammy muskyish Pinot - aim for 2023 — 21 days ago

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Manuel Cantalapiedra

Lirondo Verdejo

light refreshing kinda buttery — 2 months ago

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Biutiful Brut Nature Cava Macabeo-Chardonnay Blend

Rose - from The Empire 9/26/2020 my 70th birthday! — 2 months ago

Manuel Antonio de la Riva y Pomar

La Riva Balbaina Alta Fino Palomino

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

Next level Fino!!! — 12 days ago

Alex, Douglas and 7 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2011

90 minute decant. Very deep ruby. Earth, soil, licorice, white pepper, most primary fruit has passed. Some subtle root vegetable, and ash. Super hot alcoholic burn. Full bodied. Medium acidity. Smooth yet firm tannins. Medium plus finish.

Compared to the Crianza earlier, to me, this is only marginally better. I craved leather and tobacco, but couldn't find it. No meat or barnyard funk. Moreover, the alcohol.puts it a bit out of balance.

In short, the nose on this wine is better, but the palate of the Pesquera wins. I'll give the nod + to the Prado Enea--past vintages have offered much more (leather, coffee, meat)

92+ points

UPDATE: Listen, I can't do it. This wine is not better than the 2015 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza. It's just not. I have both glasses in front of me. The former is hot and choppy, and latter is round and the secondary oak notes are balancing it perfectly.

Lesson learned: this is an example of how you can easily waste 30+ dollars.

Back down to 92 points. The other gets the bump to 92+. Thanks for listening!!!

Maybe
@Antonio Galloni can chime in on this one?!
— a month ago

Cleora, Josh and 7 others liked this

Shafer Vineyards

Relentless Napa Valley Syrah Petite Sirah 2016

Wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez & his relentless pursuit of quality. A blend of 90% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah, a more bucolic grape than Syrah, providing for lush & rich wine. Aged for 30 months, 100% new French oak, deep Ruby with aromas of concentrated dark berry fruit & hint of smoky pepper spice. Layered meaty flavors of blackberry, cherry & blueberry explode on palate & subtle tannins relax to a nice long finish, great mouthfeel. One of the best Syrah’s I tasted. Aging well! — 5 days ago

Romain, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Isaac Fernandez Seleccion

Rios de Tinta Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2018

The bouquet has many facets...from exotic ripe cherries, soft black currants & then moving to sweet fig. The complexity is somewhat bold and rich with medium tannins and a supple lingering finish from beginning to end! — 2 months ago

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Manuel José Colares

Casta Ramisco 1997

Don’t know if I settled down the third time around or the wine did, but a more focused experience this time. Who knows, maybe three times a charm. An ethereal light to medium body, all balsamic, mushroom notes & wild black currants. — 2 months ago

Severn, Josh and 4 others liked this