Francine et Olivier Savary

Chablis Chardonnay 2016

Mason Balistreri

I'm trying to get caught up from vacation, and this half bottle of Savary Chablis is helping me cope. It's a nice wine and has a touch of this vanilla wafer thing going on in the finish. It's subtle but there. Acidity isn't as high as other producers I've tasted from 2016 lately. Quality seems to run the gamut depending on the style and producer. #kermitlynch #chablis #burgundy #whiteburgundy #chardonnay #frenchwine #drinkingnatural #DomaineSavary #SavaryChablis — 2 years ago

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221 Red Blend

Mason Balistreri

It reminds me - overall - of high quality Sancerre, but with different fruit expression. Plenty of acidity and freshness. Lemon zest and fruit aromatics. Good body and texture too. A nice wine. Interesting concept with two winemakers from two regions combining the same grape. This is the white wine by the way. #PortugueseWine #wine #naturalwine #drinkingnatural #portugalwine #whitewine — 2 years ago

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Baga Clássico Red 2019

Mason Balistreri

They don't have this wine where I live. Not only that, but they don't even have a wine similar or made from the same grape. This is the Baga grape which is very much like Nebbiolo in that it's ultra acidic and tannic, but the fruit reminds me more of Bordeaux. Dark berry and plenty of color but the acidity is amazing. Aromatically, you can see that this needs some time to relax and open up, but it's already ultra intriguing. The fruit concentration is there but it gives off a much cooler climate vibe than most of the Portuguese wines that I've tasted so far. The fruit is slightly tart but the body is totally there. It's very elegant... or maybe I would say distinguished? It's also tannic as hell. I bought a few older vintages so I'm hoping that they will be equally as delicious but more developed. They say these go decades. Again, it's a total failure by the Colorado market that this or other Bagas are not distributed.

#Baga #Portuguesewine #Bairrada #NaturalWine #DrinkingNatural #ElegantWine #DeliciousWine #AgeworthyWine #Powerfulwine #ElegantWine
— 2 years ago

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Dennis P.

Dennis P.

I'm thinking its too acidic for my taste, good read on the review.

Luis Pato

Vinha Barrosa Vinhas Velhas Baga 2000

Mason Balistreri

Another Baga here. This one is aged. Very balanced and smooth, showing really well on the palate not that it's 18 years after it was made. Still in it's awkward teenage years for sure. There's a touch of a chlorine vibe with the aroma but the palate is slick and exciting. Shout out to the waitress who couldn't find the originally ordered vintage and botched getting the cork out. We paired it with grilled Dogfish and it cost about 15 euros.

#baga #wine #naturalwine #drinkingnatural #portugalwine#portuguesewine
— 2 years ago

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