Zadar, Adriatic Coast


Vinarija Benkovac Syrah

Smoky, paprika, dark cherries — 6 months ago

Colle Stefano

Verdicchio di Matelica 2015

2020/4 with various Adriatic coast seafood dishes. So tangy and minerally - really refreshing but deep and intense, with green and yellow fruit. I would be curious to see how this ages. — 10 months ago


Benkovac Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

One of the best Croatian CS’s, at lest in the middle price range. Very rich, complex, less fruity and more mineral than the typical “New World” counterparts. — 3 years ago

Rota Wine

Bonaparte Pelješac Plavac Mali 2013

Really really good wine from Croatia. Nice dark opaque red wine. Minimal purple. Orangey faded red rim. Notes of cherry and raspberry. Lots of baking spice and vanilla. Pepper. Good legs. Medium tannins with good grip. Woodsy taste. Very good wine! Paired with fish trio (monkfish, swordfish, sea bass). Wasn't the best combination as there were medium to medium strong tannins, but this was my fault as I elected both unprompted. This wine would have been an excellent steak wine. Really robust flavors and tannins would balance the richness meatiness of a good steak or even lamb. @2Ribara restaurant in Zadar Croatia — 5 years ago


Zadar Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Very light and fresh, dry — 6 months ago


Podium Superiore Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2016

2020/4 with various Adriatic coast seafood dishes. Much rounder than the ColleStefano, with a pronounced almond note. I wonder how much is due to the extra 2 years from vintage, the terroir, winemaking, etc (though both seem to be modern, stainless steel-raised white wines). — 10 months ago

Vinarija Miloš

Plavac Mali 2011

Croatia might not be the first thing that comes up when you think about good wine, but it's definitely more than capable of producing great wines. Plavac Mali is closely related to Primitivo planted right across the Adriatic sea. Medium bodied with massive tannins even after 5 years in the bottle. Watermelon, dark fruits, herbs, and spices. Looks like it has a great ageing potential. — 4 years ago


Cuvée Benkovac Merlot Blend

Really fresh considering its a red wine. Really like this one, and only around €5 from a supermarket. What a great find! — 7 months ago

Renzo Sgubin

Friuli Isonzo Sauvignon 2012

Well aged body with secondary notes of dried peach and slight nuttiness with still a hint of slate and minerality after all these years. I feel like I’m on the beach on the coast of the Northern Adriatic Sea once again enjoying the local bounty. — 2 years ago

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Joshua Fisher

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i feel like i’m taking the side to for to the backayard and flipping over the 3 turtles to find the secret key and opening up the back door and making myself at home with panda express in a to go bag and the full closet of unopened wines at casa madrizzle#nakedhottub
Chris Madrid

Chris Madrid

@Joshua Fisher indeed good sir. We had the best of times and the worst of times. Many leather-bound books and rich mahogany. Screaming Eagle on tap paired with the express of Panda.


Merlot Rosé

The BEST Rosé of my life everrrrrr — 4 years ago

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