Chao Do Prado

Chao do Prado

Bucelas Colheita Tardia White Blend 2019

Apple juice, limes, maybe some salt? It’s nice, I just can’t make much out of it lol 🤔 — 3 months ago

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McPherson Cellars

Castaño Prado Vineyards Albariño 2016

Was highly skeptical of trying a cheap Texas wine, but was pleasantly surprised. Albariño is one of my favorite white grape varietals, and after learning that Spanish and Portuguese grapes do particularly well in the Texas climate thought I’d give it a shot. Crisp, very refreshing, Happy 4th! — 3 years ago

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Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett

@Shay A I’ve seen your post about Ron Yates, really want to give his wines a try. Met some guys at an Austrian/German wine shop in Fredericksburg, and they gave me a list of smaller wineries that they say are worth checking out next time I’m down there. Had no idea that a majority of grapes are grown out towards Lubbock. Cheers
Shay A

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@Arden Barnett : My wife and I did a visit down there last spring and found some neat wineries. Kuhlman Cellars and Calais Winery were standouts. Happy to share some bottles if/when we meet up. You should come to Classic Wine Storage one day when we have a group up’s quite the event.
Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett

@Shay A both of those are on my list! I believe Jack and Ben talked a few weeks ago about getting a wine dinner going later this month. I will talk to Jack and we will try and get something setup soon. Y’alls get togethers at Classic Wine always look amazing.

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2011

90 minute decant. Very deep ruby. Earth, soil, licorice, white pepper, most primary fruit has passed. Some subtle root vegetable, and ash. Super hot alcoholic burn. Full bodied. Medium acidity. Smooth yet firm tannins. Medium plus finish.

Compared to the Crianza earlier, to me, this is only marginally better. I craved leather and tobacco, but couldn't find it. No meat or barnyard funk. Moreover, the alcohol.puts it a bit out of balance.

In short, the nose on this wine is better, but the palate of the Pesquera wins. I'll give the nod + to the Prado Enea--past vintages have offered much more (leather, coffee, meat)

92+ points

UPDATE: Listen, I can't do it. This wine is not better than the 2015 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza. It's just not. I have both glasses in front of me. The former is hot and choppy, and latter is round and the secondary oak notes are balancing it perfectly.

Lesson learned: this is an example of how you can easily waste 30+ dollars.

Back down to 92 points. The other gets the bump to 92+. Thanks for listening!!!

@Antonio Galloni can chime in on this one?!
— a year ago

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Volpi Pinot Noir

6 year anniversary at Fogo de Chao. — 6 years ago

Cabeças do Reguengo

Solstício Alentejano Red Blend 2015

44 eur a restaurant Prado, Lisbon. Degustat amb Superbarri — 3 years ago

Atelier Tormentas

Fulvia Garagem Cabernet Franc

Acidez incrível! Perfume carregado de cerejas, sela e prado, pura selvageria. Vinho brasileiro dando aula de como se faz! — 7 years ago