Another sleeper white hit from #wsjwineclub. True to the label art, this #garnachablanca is perfumed with jasmine and gardenia. Green apple and citrus acidity present on the palate with a delightful almost spicy zing on the finish - this one disappears fast out of the glass. I’d like to try it with some slightly spicy food next time. — 2 months ago
Fruit-driven character on this #cotesdurhone, cassis and bramble berry up front, finishes with some toffee and vanilla notes, plenty of acididty and a long finish with lingering tannins. It's a bit thin at the end and missing some herbs and spice to make things more interesting. #wsjwineclub **Update: just this week I’ve been enjoying this wine a glass a day and it just keeps going like the Energizer Bunny, virtually no oxidation and it’s opened up more with a longer finish. Rhône blends like this continue to surprise and impress me.
— 4 months ago
32% #touriganacional, 45% #tintaroriz (Tempranillo) and 23% #jaen. Soulfully deep bramble berry aroma with some peppery spice that bites the nose in a pleasant way. Nice rich mouthfeel with loads of juicy acid, a background of vanilla, cocoa and that peppery spice to finish off. I like this very food friendly wine. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago
Exhilarating blackberry plummy aroma, juicy mouthfeel and velvety tannins, but there’s too much residual sugar for standalone enjoyment on this old vine #grenache. It is a food friendly wine and that sweetness works well with a richer mildly spiced Indian curry. #wsjwineclub — a month ago
What’s a good wine to sip on breaks while clearing out the garage on a crisp Fall day in Houston? This one...starts off pretty tight but just opens up into expressive #chateauneufdupape - Grenache-baseline cherry, whispering #garrigue herbal notes. It will be a challenge to keep this for at least 5 years to see how it develops. #wsjwineclub — a month ago
My notes from the July tasting are much the same, maybe more wild cherry notes with the strawberry plus delicious acidity. Recently I read an article on wine expert’s inside secret to Rosé stating that the paler wine is generally better, but as with all rules related to wine, there are great exceptions like this. #carignano #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago