Valencia, Spain

Marqués de Murrieta

Reserva Finca Ygay Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Blend of 83% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo (Cariñena) and 2% Garnacha, grapes and various plots fermented separately, aged for 20 months in American oak, then blended. Deep Ruby color with aromas of ripe black fruits and floral spice notes. On the palate flavors of cherry, blackberry and plum with notes of leather, vanilla and oaky notes. Fine tannins, long finish, lively acidity ending with fruit, sweet oak and spice. Nice! — 10 days ago

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Bodegas Beronia

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2019

Bought at Waitrose (I think). Punches well above its weight. Smooth, notes of black current and tobacco but not overpowering. Very easy drinking but complex — 7 days ago

Bodegas Borsao

Tres Picos Campo de Borja Garnacha 2020

On the nose lots of fruits blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry flowers by backing spices, leather, and ground pepper. And the same follows on the pallet. Very dry for me normally not a Grenache fan but this is yummy for sure. — 2 days ago

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Bodegas El Nido

Clio Jumilla Monastrell-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

Owned in collaboration with Chris Ringland, Jorge Ordonez, Miguel Gil and others, located in Valley of La Aragona inside the Murcia district of Jumilla. Very dark Ruby, purple edges with floral fruit aromas & floral spice. On the palate blueberry & sweet black cherry flavors, savory with great mouthfeel, 24 months aging on French & American oak, the 70% Monastrell & 30% Cab Sauv has fine soft tannins, well integrated with oak, long finish ending with mineral tones, Will age well! — 13 days ago

Tom, David and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2005

Just an amazing bottle. Of course you always have that Spanish iodine finish but full of purple fruit and depth. — 2 days ago

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Bodegas Juan Gil

Jumilla Monastrell

Nice Spanish Monastrell, bold fresh wine we had with a Michigan Upper Peninsula beef and rutabaga pasty. — 8 days ago

Martín Códax

Rías Baixas Albariño 2022

Love Rías with its peculiar white flower, citrus, and salinity character. This example is a staple; DO textbook… cheers. — 6 days ago

Ted, Paul and 5 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2019

No notes. Who needs notes for an old friend? Always delish. Perhaps missing some of its usual tension, which makes me wonder if this was a warm vintage. — 18 days ago

Bob, Vin and 6 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Dark garnet hue. Aromas of bramble, cedar, cherry, flint, graphite, leather, oak, plum, strawberry. Medium-plus body, with plus tannins and plus acidity. Integrated, rounded tannins. Drinking well now. 75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. — 14 days ago

Ameztoi

Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend 2023

Abundance of green pepper in a good way. — 9 days ago

Ericsson, Juan and 1 other liked this