Pago De Sangara

Terredora di Paolo

Pago dei Fusi Taurasi Aglianico

Vintage 2010 | from Aglianico grapes. Lots of character, complex but stubborn as well. Barnyard smell, liquorice and steamed red summerfruit. Tannins. It is an interesting wine, for sure, and gains some friendliness with aeration. But it does not get me. Aged in old wood, I guess. | Paired with rib eye on day 1 and an onionpie on day 2. — 9 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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I have drunk more disappointing Aglianicos than just about any other highly-touted varietal. So many are tannic and bitter. Seems like winemakers are challenged to get extraction right with this grape.
Peter van den Besselaar

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@Tom Casagrande Thx. Inscrutable grape.

Socaire

Palomino Fino Blanco de Albariza 2018

Unfortified 100% Palomino from the Pago de Matalian vineyard in Chiclana, the southernmost point within the Jerez wine region, on Spain’s Atlantic coast. Fermented in old Sherry casks and aged for 24 months without flor.

Because the Jerez-Xérès-Sherry appellation requires its wines to be aged in bodegas within the towns of Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda (the so-called “Sherry triangle”) growers outside these three towns traditionally relied on large bodegas in Jerez to have their wines aged and sold (under different brands). As sherry sales declined, prices paid to these growers became unsustainable and most vineyards in towns like Chiclana were abandoned (from the nearly 3,725 documented in the 1890s, only 139 remain). A partnership of Ramiro Ibáñez and Primitivo Collantes, Socaire is a commendable effort to preserve Chiclana’s winemaking tradition and to revive almost forgotten wine styles (such as dry, unfortified white wines) that were common in the region before the advent of the solera system.
— a month ago

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Pago Casa Gran

Falcata Casa Gran

Dark fruit, grapey, medium bodied. Enjoyed with dinner from Avec, west burbs pick up. — 12 days ago

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Pago Los Balancines

Los Balancines Huno Grenache Blend

Potente en nariz, olor a golosina, muy estructurado con claras propiedades astringentes y muy largo! En definitiva, un vinazo — a month ago

Pago Casa Gran

Casa Benasal Crux Garnacha Tintorera Monastrell

Big Tannins. Bone dry. Fruit in the background — 11 days ago

Pago de Tharsys

Medusa Brut Nature Cava White Blend

OUAV - good cava - very champagne-esc with the creaminess. — a month ago

Callejuela

Manzanilla San Lucar de Barrameda Palomino Fino

100% Palomino from the estate’s plots on a mixture of albariza soils in the Callejuela vineyard in Pago Hornillo (Sanlúcar), Pago Añina and the famous Macharnudo vineyard in Jerez. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for an average of 5 years in oak. Medium intensity nose. Clean, fresh, mineral, saline. Nice bitterness — a month ago

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Martinez

Martinez

100% Palomino from the estate’s plots on a mixture of albariza soils in the Callejuela vineyard in Pago Hornillo (Sanlúcar), Pago Añina and the famous Macharnudo vineyard in Jerez. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for an average of 5 years in oak. Medium intensity nose. Clean, fresh, mineral, saline. Nice bitterness