Alpha Estate

Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro

8.955 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Amyndeon, Macedonia, Greece
Xinomavro
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Slate, red currants. Nice acidity.

Slate, red currants. Nice acidity.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
Sean Genn

Red currant, tea, chalky tannins. Similar to Nebbiolo in body but different flavors

Red currant, tea, chalky tannins. Similar to Nebbiolo in body but different flavors

Jan 28th, 2017
Jo Florradikal

some brett, hint of barnyard, sweaty, dark cherries, cedar box, tones of dark licorice, white pepper finish. bbq sauce in the nose with brown sugar and soy sauce

some brett, hint of barnyard, sweaty, dark cherries, cedar box, tones of dark licorice, white pepper finish. bbq sauce in the nose with brown sugar and soy sauce

Oct 19th, 2016
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.6

High acidity, light fruit, funky earth.

High acidity, light fruit, funky earth.

Oct 13th, 2015
Joe Corsini

Hell yes.

Hell yes.

Oct 27th, 2014
Andrew Schirmer

Aromatically very interesting. Flowers, eucalyptus, leather, currants. There's even a hint of vintage port lurking around the corner. Palate is velvety, softened tannins and great acidity. Finish is a bit short. Still a fascinating wine and great with food--a lovely stand-in for nebbiolo.

Aromatically very interesting. Flowers, eucalyptus, leather, currants. There's even a hint of vintage port lurking around the corner. Palate is velvety, softened tannins and great acidity. Finish is a bit short. Still a fascinating wine and great with food--a lovely stand-in for nebbiolo.

Dec 11th, 2017
Aaron Rankin

At PnP: nice nose and rich acid. Seems little more than a modest daily drinker. After an hour decant more interest began to show.
87
Day 2: a rich expression of fruit, tomatoes, herbs, olives, iron, and funk. The acid is still high but tamed from day 1.
89

At PnP: nice nose and rich acid. Seems little more than a modest daily drinker. After an hour decant more interest began to show.
87
Day 2: a rich expression of fruit, tomatoes, herbs, olives, iron, and funk. The acid is still high but tamed from day 1.
89

Nov 19th, 2016
Tyler Hoehne

Lovely. Acid and full and juicy. The Greek figured this one out.

Lovely. Acid and full and juicy. The Greek figured this one out.

Oct 8th, 2016
Luis Arguero

Minerality. Sour cherries. Tiny hints of vanilla & anise.

Minerality. Sour cherries. Tiny hints of vanilla & anise.

Aug 25th, 2016
Hozoon Kim

약간 매콤 약간 묵직 맛있었음

약간 매콤 약간 묵직 맛있었음

May 26th, 2016