Famatina Valley, La Rioja

Bodega Alegre Valgañon

Vinas Vinos Rioja Red Blend 2019

Smooth elegant rioja - after a day of hiking and exploring Deer Valley and Donut Falls. — 16 days ago

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Turkovich Family Wines

Yolo County Grenache 2016

Another vintage of this Yolo winner. Lovely red color with a smudge of orange. Nose has blood orange, red sweet cherry and hibiscus tea. Flavor is unexpectedly deep and complex. Peels of sweet orange and berries from the cane and vine come together over a lemon bar. Also a bit of a Zinger tea and good gin mix. This is a great vintage. Sort of like Spanish Rioja and French Gamay. The crispness makes it great with food. This bottle went with the Christmas roasted bird, and it was spectacular. — 3 years ago

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Raza Argentina

Malbec

Really liked it. No headaches. — 4 years ago

Château Kefraya

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2015

This is extremely interesting. Like an Italian red with barnyard, but less tannins so feel full in the mouth. Really enjoyable like a nice Rioja or fine Italian wine. Can’t believe this is a cab/Syrah blend. — a year ago

Clarke-Claudon Vineyards

Wild Iris Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Tastes like a Fino sherry with all the phenolic and nutty notes. Glorious (and totally my style). I would have guessed maybe an old chenin. At least this year extremely recommended. I have had a Lopez heredia white rioja that elements reminded me of this. — 2 years ago

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Gramercy Cellars

Inigo Montoya Tempranillo 2012

I thought I was drinking Spanish Rioja! Aromas of dill, leather and red fruits. Dusty red fruits on the pallet. Medium bodied with smooth and balanced tannins. Great vintage of a great wine, with a great name that references the character in the movie “The Princess Bride.” — 4 years ago

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Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Classic Corison. Needs 6+ hours of air to show anything so do not bring this to a restaurant. After five or so hours, it has moderate fruit, with a strong beam of acidity that gives it a long finish. Probably needs 5+ more years to show more complexity but really nice now. Could actually mistake this for great Rioja if blind. — 2 years ago

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Simi

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

I thought this was a Gran Reserva Rioja when I first tasted at our “blind” tasting. Great tannin, light bodied, just what you want in a nice Sonoma Cab!! — 4 years ago