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. — 15 days ago
Absolutely killer #provencal #rose for the price. Pale salmon color, citrus and unripe strawberry on the nose. Let this one warm up a touch in the glass and an excellent balance of acidity, fruit and some herbs start coming out. Delicious paired with grilled salmon and new potatoes for lunch. #wsjwineclub — 3 months ago
For the price, not a bad Pinot Noir #rose at all. Hints of watermelon, strawberry and citrus aroma. Bit of tartness and more alcohol compared to my benchmark Provence Rose. The Pinot Noir adds a thread of spice so this one might be more interesting paired with food - my first #romanianwine #wsjwineclub — 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 — a month 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.
— 2 months ago
Interesting 100% #sauvignongris #bordeauxblanc. Mix of grassy notes and tropical fruit on the nose; slightly oily texture on the tongue with an effervescent-like zing at the same time. A teensy bit of green apple and loads of white/yellow citrus up-front and grapefruit pith bitterness linger on a long finish. This one paired nicely with pan-seared barramundi with a lemon and dill pollen marinade. ***Update: After a week in the fridge it’s actually even better as the zing has gone away and the bitterness has mellowed out. Simply lovely wine. #wsjwineclub — 4 months 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 — a month ago