Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.
Nose has ripe black cherry, roasted red pepper, dried grape vine and over-ripe plum.
Palate has prune, ripe red raspberry, tannic black cherry, dry earth, black tea and grippy tannins. Likely this could hold another 4-6 years.
Last bottle of a mixed vineyard 6-pack of 2002 wines, offered in OWC alongside, Altamira Lote 1 & Adrianna Lote 3, two bottles each. — 19 days ago
100% Malbec from old vines, single vineyard, aged 30% in new French oak for about 14 months, deep Ruby, aromas of blue and red fruits with floral spice. On the palate, plum, blackberry and raspberry flavors with notes of licorice, vanilla and toast. Medium+ finish, fine tannins ending with a spicy fruit character. — 4 days ago
There's no year. No vintage. But damn, this was the best bubbly we had on that sailboat. And later, not on the sailboat, it was again amazing. Not twice as good as the 90+ prosecco we had afterward, but amazingness isn't linear. Will keep looking for this. Seems hard to find. — 12 days ago
Great with homemade margarita pizza and pizza with pesto, chicken sausage, artichokes, red pepper and sun-dried tomato. La Posta is a winery created largely through the efforts of Laura Catena, a member of Argentina's unofficial wine royalty. TA classic Argentine blend of Malbec, Bonarda, and Syrah, it really showcases the beauty of the flavors these grapes offer. It is not tannic, showing smooth, soft fruitiness and only a touch of oak. Aromas of red cherries and raspberries are infused with mocha and spice hints that give up the secret for what’s about to come. Let this wine breathe before your first sip, so the first sip washes broadly across your palate like a flood of sweet, fresh fruit and a vibrant and long finish. The hints of baking spice and some oak keep the fruit flavors fresh and lively. This is a wine that you’ll want to stack up in your wine rack (or closet) for any occasion. Great all by itself or with all your favorite red wine foods like burgers, ribs, lamb chops, and even pizza. – Surdyks — 12 days ago
Straight forward well done Malbec from a consistent knowledgeable institution, that really hasn't been around for that long. Will buy this again & seek other varietals from this producer. Sante'! — 2 months ago
The first time I tasted this #argentinian wine #argentina I found the #tannic tannins too rough, but blind tasting it I found it to be outstanding. The mind and the eyes are very suggestive. deep ruby, medium+ aromas of black fruits (cassis, plum and blackberries) herbal (black tea, earl gray tea and capsicum), secondary aromas of Oak (cedar, sandalwood and cinnamon) and tertiary aromas of leather. On the palate it’s dry, medium acidity, high alcohol and full bodied long finish smooth fine grained tannins — 25 days ago