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Medianías

Vinas Viejas Valle de la Orotova Listan Negro 2017

I grew up in the volcanic area of central Oregon so the smell, taste, and texture of lava is quite familiar to me. Which is what jumps out at me immediately on the nose, “Aa lava,” which is hot when it comes out but cools quickly and dries in hard, sharp chunks. This wine emits a distinctive aroma like hot (dried) Aa lava or asphalt. It is also quite herbal with juniper berries and sagebrush aromas and flavors. I can hardly get fruit here, dark cherry, spicy plum perhaps but the minerality is so interesting, so complex, I don’t even care about the fruit! I feel I could go on about hot rocks and ash and morning after campfire when you burn juniper and olive wood. It’s truly delicious, savory, and special! The acidity is unbelievable given this is a hot climate wine. The tannins are perfectly grippy. Medium long mineral finish makes me think this wine will age quite nicely! — 23 days ago

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Ron R

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Nice notes, Amy.

Suertes del Marques

Trenzado Blanco Tenerife Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco Pedro Ximénez 2018

Had at gofio in Madrid. Volcanic, minerals, old book nose. Easy to drink paired best w tomato salad — 13 days ago

Ikewen

Gran Canaria Listan Negro 2017

Light, finessed, red fruit driven, herbal. Not the most appetizing label but I can get past that — 22 days ago

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Peter Zandbergen

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Awful label indeed...
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Worst label.
Jae Cho

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Foot-tread bona fide natural 😂

Suertes del Marques

El Chibirique Viñas Viejas Cordón Trenzado Listan Negro 2017

W&S Top 100. I didn’t ask if they had the black lava rock vine pits. I can see it in my head. It’s a fine view. — 9 days ago

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Bodegas Viñátigo

Blanco Tenerife Marmajuelo 2017

White gummy bear, white peach, pineapple, passion fruit, bitter citrus pith, moderate acidity, full body, saline — 16 days ago

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Suertes del Marques

7 Fuentes Vino de Villa Red Blend

A lighter red, very smooth, low acidity, low tannins. Pepper on the nose and some smoke on the palate. Had with steak tartare and was a perfect match! — 4 days ago

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Suertes del Marques

Vidonia Valle de la Orotava Listan Blanco Cordon Trenzando 2017

W&S Top 100. My wine of the night. 100% no one else’s. — 9 days ago

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Suertes del Marques

7 Fuentes Valle de la Orotava Listan Negro-Tintilla Blend

Such a funky nose but what an incredible palate — 14 days ago