Mojo Winemakers

Louis M. Martini

Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

For more than 75 years, the Martini family winemakers have crafted wines from Sonoma and Napa counties. Michael Martini, 3rd generation carries on the tradition. 100% Cab, aged in French oak (75% new) for over 2 years. Deep Ruby, aromas of red/black fruit, complex spice with smoky notes. Flavors of blackberry and currants with an earthy character adding a array of spices. Fine tannins, opening nicely, long finish, ending with notes of fruit, cacao & tobacco. Still has room to age. — 3 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Cinnabar

Sorcerer's Stone Red Blend 2018

Thank you, George!!

Dont have a tech sheet, but will guess Zinfandel and Petit Sirah are percentages in the blend.

Wine still has baby fat. Needs 6+ months bottle time (July ‘21 earliest) fantastic late September onward. Bonkers right now. Love to see in 2024, at seven years. Good Mojo.
— a month ago

Jason, Josh and 3 others liked this

Cortijo Los Aguilares

Tadeo Serranía de Ronda Petit Verdot 2017

A minor ingredient in Bordeaux blends, Petit Verdot is one of those grape varieties that enjoy greater popularity away from home. Notoriously late-ripening, grapes can have difficulties undergoing veraison in Bordeaux, especially in cold years, remaining unusable green berries (hence its name, “little green”). While Petit Verdot often fails to ripen in Bordeaux, it seems to flourish in warmer regions, such as some parts of Australia, California and Spain, where its long-cycle offers winemakers a hedge against global warming. With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, the region of Ronda in southern Spain has turned out to be an ideal location for Petit Verdot - which even here, doesn’t get picked until late October or early November.

Cortijo Los Aguilares’ Tadeo is one of Ronda and Spain’s most recognized Petit Verdot bottlings. Sourced from the estate’s El Calero plot at 900m (nearly 3,000 ft) elevation in Ronda, in the province of Málaga. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak for 15 months. Dark ruby color with purple rim. Fragrant, very attractive, complex nose with layers of black fruit (bramble), smoke and graphite, herbal notes, sweet spices, vanilla and violets. Full-bodied, structured, powerful tannins. Impressive.
— 14 days ago

Mike liked this

Cape Winemakers Guild

Pieter Ferreira Graham Beck

Acid driven, fresh, not overly complex.
Very nice.
— 18 days ago

Dick, pascal and 6 others liked this

Domaine Sarnin-Berrux

Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Pinot Noir 2018

Passe-tout-grain produces Pinot Noir and Gamay (often 50/50) blends vinified and aged together. They are traditionally simple and inexpensive wines. A few winemakers try it out with rigor and know-how, thus producing gems of freshness with a crisp character.
Unsulphured, unfiltered, biodynamic. It is a magnificent natural wine. Sublime nose, on an explosive floral bouquet. We bite into the fruit. Lively and ample. The finish is persistent on fine and coated tannins.

L’appellation Passe-tout-grain produit des assemblages pinot noir/gamay (souvent 50/50) vinifiés et élevés ensemble. Ce sont traditionnellement des vins simples et bon marchés. Quelques vignerons s’y essayent avec rigueur et savoir-faire, produisant ainsi des joyaux de fraîcheur au caractère croquant.
Non soufré, non filtré, biodynamic. C’est un magnifique vin nature. Nez sublime, sur un bouquet floral explosif. On croque dans les fruits. Vif et ample. Un délice de vin léger. La finale est persistante sur des tanins fins et enrobés.
— 10 days ago

Randy, Tom and 14 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson

Good review. Sounds like a wine I’d like to try!
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Ericsson In view of your publications, we can bet yes. I have just returned from the cellar store where I bought several other cuvées from the same domain: Beaune, Saint-Romain, and a Syrah vinified with burgundy style ... to be continued
Ericsson

Ericsson

Damn! Wish I could taste those with you. My man!

Famille Pierre Usseglio

L’Uunique Vin de France Grenache Blend 2019

Ted H
9.1

Ripe strawberries with a lingering sweet taste. Chocolate and earth. The more you drink wine the more you appreciate the wizardry of these winemakers. — 3 days ago

Jeni
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Jeni, Ron and 7 others liked this

Descendientes de José Palacios

Las Lamas Corullon Bierzo Mencía 2013

Cathy Corison
9.5

Wow. Mineral. Pretty bright Pinot-like fruit but darker. Red cherries Cinnamon and clove. Tart. Assertive nonetheless. Wonderful with Ibérico Presa and mojo verde — a month ago

Ray, Joshua and 22 others liked this

Bàrbara Forés

en moviment 1 Vinyes Velles Garnatxa Blanca 2018

The first of the range’s four single-vineyard wines, the En Moviment 1 is a complex orange wine made with old vine Garnatxa blanca from a very small plot in the Comes d’en Bonet, to the northeast of Gandesa. Fermented with wild yeasts with 28 days on its skins and partially under flor, it is an authentic example of Brisat wine, a traditional style of skin-contact wines from the Terra Alta and Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Akin to the amber wines of Northeastern Italy and Slovenia and known for its extended macerations, the style fell out of grace during the past century as consumers demanded lighter, but is now making a comeback thanks in no small part to the efforts of winemakers like Pili Sanmartín. Fruit-forward. Very expressive nose of peach, apricot, orange, notes of dry herbs and sweet spices (cinnamon). Quite dry, with fine-grained tannins and a full palate. Slightly bitter finish. — 14 days ago

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