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Monte Rio Cellars

Skull Petite Sirah Blend 2019

Happy Halloween & Dios de los Muertos!

50% Petite Sirah, 30% Mission, 20% Zinfandel, 12.5% ABV

Great Organic & Natty wine, good fruit, slightest of cement on the nose, spice from the barrel yeast tannin etc, and super fresh (2019 with 10 months in barrel leaves less than two months for crush, distribution, and pickup time!)

100% whole cluster Carbonic Maceration for 6-10 days in stainless steel. Pressed into a mix of concrete and stainless steel for 8-12 days. No sulfur used in the winemaking. Aged 10 months in old wood barrels

Highly recommend this wine and exploring the single varietal bottlings of Mission, Zinfandel, and other offerings from Monte Rio Cellars!
— 24 days ago

Josh, Rob and 2 others liked this

Ken Brown

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2015

pale garnet, tawny rim; black cherry, plum, leather, tea, composting leaves; tart cherry and pomegranate; medium body, light tannins, medium+ acidity, 14.2% ABV; despite Santa Barbara County appellation fruit is all from Santa Rita Hills vineyards including 44% Ranco La Viña, 30% Rio Vista, 13% Zotovich, 7% Radian, and 6% Buona Terra, aged 10 months in 30% new French oak; very nice entry level California Pinot at $35 from the OG of Central Coast Pinot — 4 days ago

Lyle, Bob and 1 other liked this

Pablo Claro

Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Graciano 2018

Notes of black fruit and chocolate complemented by very light floral. Rich but vibrant with soft tannins. Pears well with a meal but is also great by itself. — a month ago

Claro

Carménère

Wine at OGC — 22 days ago

Finca Rio Negro

992 Tempranillo Blend

Drinkable Tempranillo forward, DCanter, 11/1/20 — 19 days ago

Produttori del Barbaresco

Rio Sordo Riserva Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

Smooth and ready to drink. Some floral notes and mineralogy come across more than the typical bright fruits.

I preferred the Rabaja in 2014. Was hoping for a bit more on this one, but a well made and enjoyable wine.
— a month ago

Anthony, Andrew and 4 others liked this

Bodega Marañones

Treintamil Maravedies Garnacha Syrah 2016

Inspección:
Claro en ausencia de sedimentos
Color Rubí Brillante
Intensidad: Media
Viscosidad: Media Baja

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media
Frutas Jóvenes
Frutos Rojos
Presencia florar (Vainilla)
Especies: Pimienta
Mineral: No
Madera: Si
Presencia de Cuero y Tabaco

Gusto:
Semiseco
Cuerpo: Medio Bajo
Acidez: Medio
Alcohol: Medio Bajo
Taninos: Medio
Final: Medio
Equilibrado
— 24 days ago

Bodegas y Vinedos Ilurce

Rio Madre Rioja Graciano

Enjoyed the balance of flavors and aftertaste. I would purchase this again. — a month ago

Autòcton Celler

Gran Autòcton Vi Blanc Xarello Blend 2016

Inspección:
Claro en ausencia de sedimentos
Color: Granate Brillante con Destellos Violeta
Intensidad: Media Baja (sobrio)
Viscosidad: Media Baja

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media
Frutas Maduras
Frutos Rojos
Presencia Floral (Pétalos)
Especies: Ligera pimienta
Suelo orgánico
Madera: Muy leve
Extras: Cascara de Madera

Gusto:
Semidulce
Cuerpo: Medio
Acidez: Media Baja
Alcohol: Bajo
Taninos: Medio
Complejidad: Media Baja
Final: Largo
Equilibrado
— 3 days ago

Acústic Celler

Vinyes Velles Nobles Montsant Garnatxa Samsó 2011

Inspección:
Claro en ausencia de sedimentos
Color Violeta Brillante (Muy Elegante)
Intensidad: Alta
Viscosidad: Media Alta

Olfato:
Intensidad: Media Alta
Frutas Maduras
Frutos Obscuros
Presencia florar y hojas
Especies: Pimienta y Clavo
Mineral: Si
Madera: Si

Gusto:
Semiseco
Cuerpo: Medio
Acidez: Medio Bajo
Alcohol: Bajo
Taninos: Medio Bajo
Final: Medio Largo
Muy Equilibrado
— 17 days ago