Ombibulous. Former NSM for Grapes of Spain.
Very pale salmon. I found the small proportiom of Cabernet in this wine to dominate the nose with a verdant, crushed english ivy aroma. Plenty of melony orange fruit behind. Very nicely textured with both density and fresh acidity. — 2 months ago
The blood of the land. Or rose made by bleeding tanks destined for red wine production?
Intense pink w a distinct blueish cast. All cucurbit w melon and cucumber, rose hips and plenty of red fruit aromas. The texture here is the outstanding partner it is penetrating, cutting rich foods, but also has a generous, viscous, silky feeling. — 25 days ago
Mas Estela 'Gorgs' DO Emporda Cap de Creus Selva de Mar - Vall de Sant Romà 2018
95% Grenache and 5% Syrah aged in 300L barriques. The vineyards are within sight of the French border.
This has a classical balsamico nose, with pine resin, forest, and almondy bitter cherry aromas. The entry seems sweet but the oalate is hearty, firm and slightly unyielding; reminding me of Agiorgitiko/Aglianico with its firm edge. — 2 months ago
My wife commented that this had too much color and heft, given its age.
Deep, vibrant purple. Intense plummy fruit bouyed w warm toasted aromas that conjure vanilla, cumin, toasted oak. Dense, fleshy, long, with resolved tannins that still offer plenty of structure and elegant acidity. Among the best domestic, 'natural' wines I've had. — 25 days ago
Happy Father's Day! For my celebration, I was able to cook w my daughter. Menu included massive, tomato-braised, pprk meatballs; stuffed, braised squid w potates.
This wune pours w a pale garnet/ruby color. Nose shows plenty of red fruits, cherries, a hint of cyanic pit/bitter almond, dried rose, violet and some soil tone. Easy going style, soft tannins, moderate acidity and a pleasant but brief finish.
I pulled this bottle remembering a tasting w a Canary island producer who gifted me a dries pepper/spice blend. Since the squids are stuffed w peppers, onions and braised in tomato, this seemed like an ideal match. — 2 months ago