Venus La Universal

Venus La Universal

Dido la Universal Montsant Garnacha Blend 2018

rough elegance.
🙈 tasting i was pretty sure it's spanish.

60% granache
20% syrah
20% carignan, Merlot and Cabernet sauvignon.

bio dynamic wine.

60% old oak
40% concrete

light to medium body.
medium + acidity.
medium soft tannins.

smoke, raspberry, blackberry, tar and 🌏.

great hippie shit.

had it on it's own. food pairing tommorow with the leftovers.
— 24 days ago

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K Vintners

The Hidden Northridge Vineyard Syrah 2010

Shay A

This was a head scratcher. My plan on opening this was due to a craving for some savory/funky Syrah, but what I got was a nice aged Syrah minus any sort of herbal/savory/meat type characteristics. I’m not really sure why? No technical flaw to the wine, but my experience seems to be an outlier...

I followed this over two days and it stayed mostly the same the entire time. Perfumed aromatics of potpourri, high percentage cherry infused dark chocolate, and grilled, underripe black cherries. It is nicely balanced at this point in its evolution, showing power without much weight. Red currant, tangy grilled rhubarb, plum, cocoa dusted dates, and mocha show up on the palate.

For the glass nerds out there (of which I am one of), I tried this out of the Zalto Universal and the Glasvin Universal (pictured). I found the Zalto to have slightly better aromatics as it showed more complexity, but the balance and bowl of the Glasvin were preferred. Similar drinking experience from both.
— 2 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Haven’t had enough Syrah from Wahluke Slope to determine whether they tend to be as funkalicious as those from The Rocks.
Mike R

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Shay I will open mine this weekend abs and compare - thanks for the head up @Shay A
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@Mike R : I’d love to know how yours ends up.

Venus La Universal

Venus de la Figuera Garnatxa 2016

Något pinot-lik Grenache med sval karaktär från högtbelägen vingård i Monsant. Gäst i 500-liters neutrala fat och lagrats i glasamfora. Grenache citruskvalitéer träder fram. tillsammans med en näva mörka bär, örter, sötlakrits, pomerans och mocha. Täckande finkornigt tanninavslut. — a month ago

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Venus La Universal

La Universal Montsant Syrah Blend 2016

Decanted and served cooled (15deg. Cel) very impressive dark wine, a winter wine for sure, seductive. — 2 months ago


Côtes du Rhône 2016

Zuriah’s medium red. Reminds me of France with Milena and Myles and Zuriah so I’m not objective. Seems like a very universal red wine. Zuriah says it’s smoky but not too much. I don’t taste it but I do smell it when she mentions it.
Bold but not bitter. I liked it a lot at first but I feel like all red wine’s unpleasant flavors build more than white wines
— 5 months ago

Fable Farm & Fermentory

Vinous Venus Rosé Blend

This was a pleasant surprise, given my last 2 previous Fable bottles were a let down. Petite pearl varietal 90% & Frontenac noir, 10%. Bright, tangy, fresh, effusive & cider like of course! — 2 months ago

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Agrapart & Fils (Pascal Agrapart)

Venus Millésime Grand Cru Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Wow, one of best champagnes I have had. 2008, tense, vibrant, complex. Wish I had more. — 2 months ago

Cambridge Road

Rosé of Venus

Grapefruit and Meyer lemon! — 4 months ago

Line Shack Winery

San Antonio Valley Petite Sirah 2017

Dark blackish purple. Inviting nose of blackberry cobbler and boysenberry syrup. Full-bodied palate echoes the nose adding supple, medium plus tannins and a backbone of medium acidity. A fantastic New World representation of the variety in which the signature body and structure sit squarely in a universal comfort zone. Enjoy with barbecue, steaks, pulled pork, or even American style cassoulet. Drink now through 2027. — 5 months ago

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