Macedonia, Greece

Kir-Yianni Estate

Ramnista Single Vineyard Xinomavro 2012

Vintage 2012 | Xinomavro shows its capacities after a lot of years in the cellar. Ten years in this case to show a combined spicyness and fruitiness in smell, leather, even some chocolate. — 6 days ago

Rene, Michael and 14 others liked this
Brent Young

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Patience rewarded 👍@Peter van den Besselaar 🥂


18 Legacy Syrah

Vintage 2018 | introverted smell, expressive taste, very enjoyable, red summerfruit, lovely | paired with a meatball and red cabbage, baked potatoes — 3 days ago

Daniel P., Andrew and 10 others liked this

Tinos Vineyards

T-Oinos Mavrotragano-Avgoustiatis 2012

Cathy Corison

Very dark. Lovely bottle with nice development. Unity — 11 days ago

Charles, Matt and 18 others liked this


Nikos Karatzas Drama Limniona 2018

Jeremy Shanker

New school Greece. Amphorae aged Limniona. Reminds me of great traditional Sangio — 21 days ago

Alex, Andrew and 7 others liked this

Domaine Tatsis

Goumenissa Red Blend 2007

This aged very well. Along with blending with another Negoska (never heard of this!), the aging smoothed out the xinomavro a bit. — a month ago

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Vaeni Naoussa

Grande Réserve Naoussa Xinomavro 2013

While the Greek name 'xinomavro' translates to 'black acid', this wine was light in tannins and acidity, clean, mellow.
Violets and red plums in summer on ye nose and something more that I cant define. (In the second bottle I got it; artisan made strawberry pop tarts)
More violet but also strawberry on my tongue. Maybe I taste volcanic soil??
$34 Bottlesomm 8.9 per price range
— a month ago


The Lady of Naoussa Xinomavro 2016

Xinomavro with a bit of age. Tannin to the fore and drying edge to the fruit. Perhaps in a closed phase. — a month ago

Stephen Dodson

Stephen Dodson

Merry Christmas to you as well!!

Alpha Estate

Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2018

Xinomavro is pretty much an instant buy for me when I see it on the menu. It’s light and balanced and pairs well with pretty much anything. — 24 days ago

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Kevin Løk

Kevin Løk

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard

You’re light, balanced and pair well with pretty much anything

Domaine Sigalas

Mm Mavrotragano Mandilaria 2018

Fantastic wine. Well balanced, subtle fruit, medium tannins. Easy to drink. At $30, not a value, but worth buying again. I don’t know anything about Greek reds. But this is excellent. Price maybe higher given smaller market. — 17 days ago

Gaia (Gaia's Estate)

Monograph Moschofilero

This bottle is punching outside it’s weight class. Gorgeous and complex.

The hue is interesting - soft pink like watered down grapefruit. Slightly peachy pink.

The grapefruit trend continues on the nose too, mixed with beeswax and yellow pear skin. Also, do I get bubblegum? Or green apple jolly rancher? Cool.

Quite dry and acidic. Tart but not cringingly so. Apricot and underripe peach dominate but it doesn’t get old at all. Can’t wait to find more of this.
— 12 days ago

Jillian Varner
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