Spain

Bodegas Frontonio

The Garage Wine Garnatxa Blanca Macabeo 2019

Years ago in a blind tasting of Spanish white wines a wine friend surprised us all. The quality of the wines was stunning at the most of us praised the wines and labelled them as Montrachet here, Montrachet there.

It was a humble experience and we all learned that day some important lessons. This wine is another great example of Vino Blanco and it delivers overall.

👃The nose delivers great purity and finesse, it’s a party in the nose of wild flowers and soft citrus tones. It’s a feast to smell this kind of nose.

👄In the mouth the wine is pure and powerful in the same time, it’s a wine that has great intensity but is waving very light through my mouth, it’s like pure silk.

💰💰This is a no brainer for me and with around €50,00 it’s not cheap but considering the crazy prices in the white Burgundy wine world it’s cheap.

🕰This is great drinking now but can and will develop in bottle in the upcoming years.
— a day ago

Ivor, Ira and 3 others liked this

Cellers Ripoll Sans

Cal Batllet Torroja Ronçavall Vi de la Vila Priorat Carignan 2015

100 % Cariñena from a very small vinyard Roncavall in Torroja.
Only 279 Bottles in 2015!
Tasted in april 2016 from barrel … now from bottle

Delicious wine from my friend Marc Ripoll, lovely perfumed nose with ripe black berries fruits, plum, cherries, authum forest, vanilla, spices, full bodied on the palate with elegant and delicate ripe fruit flavors, fresh notes, delicious fine tannin structure, warm mouthfeel, round, fine toasted cedar, Llicorella minerality, like this! 96 DSP
— 18 hours ago

Dick, Peter and 13 others liked this

Descanso

Petit Verdot

3 vintages blend. Very drinkable PV wine. — 13 hours ago

Valdespino

Inocente Macharnudo Vineyard Fino Palomino Fino

A trip down memory lane! This used to be my go-to as a frugal engineering student in Melbourne. It delivered such great bang for the buck, and it still does. Where else can you find an old-school, long-aged wine from a single vineyard for around $20-30? This was briny, yeasty, toasty, nutty, and herbal, with a distinctly salty curry-leaf finish that just keeps growing even after the wine's gone down the throat. Wow! Definitely one of the best QPR in the market in my opinion. — 7 days ago

Neil, Ceccherini and 7 others liked this

Cote Basque

Rosé Blend 2020

Not sure of the varietal(s) in this Spanish Rose’. (Txakoli?) Very little information about this wine on the label of the bottle. Light pink color. Strawberry bubble gum on the nose and pallet. Extremely Fruit forward. Touch of mineral. Hints of RS and CO2. Quite refreshing. — 7 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Antonio Díez Martín

Single Vineyard Estate Verdejo 2020

Sometimes Naked Wines scores, and this is a good example of a great value wine from a company people love to hate. Very pale yellow. Tart green apple skin nose, some green herbaceous notes too. Unripened pear is the predominate flavor, super dry, a bit chalky. Ends with a medium oily touch. — 16 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

R. López de Heredia

Viña Gravonia Crianza Rioja Viura 2012

We’ve tasted – and adore – several different wines from the family-run Bodegas López de Heredia. We can now add this one to the list!

It’s a 2012 Rioja Crianza made from the Viura grape (100%) hailing from organically-farmed estate vineyards in the La Rioja region of Rioja DOCa, Spain.

The “Crianza” designation means this white wine spent at least 6 months aging on oak, however, this wine far exceeds the minimum as it was aged for 4 years in oak barrels before release.

It’s absolutely delicious! It has a deep golden hue with rich, well-developed notes of dried apricot, peach cobbler, beeswax, dill, vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch. It is dry, has medium alcohol, and has medium acidity to balance the confectionary aromas and flavors.

It is intensely fragrant and complex, making it an excellent solo sipper. It could also pair with savory, grilled or roasted fish or a flavorful stew like seafood paella.

Bodegas R. López de Heredia, Viña Gravonia, Rioja Crianza (2012), 12.5% ABV.
— 11 days ago

Deked1
with Deked1
Deked1, Sharon and 24 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

@Vanessa they’re lovely with anything featuring garlic lol. The Tondonia white is my sentimental favorite…
Brent Young

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@Vanessa Love these💕
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Brent Young Ditto! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 So delicious!

Muchada Léclapart

Lumière Palomino 2018

Lyle Fass
9.6

Wild stuff but excellent. Nose smells a bit naturally. Lemon oil, but that natural skin contact thing. But very clean. Palate is grippy and concentrated. Sappy and pure. Great balance and purity. It’s an excellent example of what a natural wine should be but rarely is. Super clean and long. Legit structure. Complex and staggering levels of minerality. This can and will age. Long echoing finish. Really stellar. Wish more natty wine tasted like this. Then again Leclapart is a genius. — 3 days ago

Peter, Michael and 11 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Lyle Fass Very interesting indeed!

Vinos Comando

Rozas 1er Cru Vino de Paraje Grenache 2020

Stinky but blows off, leaving a rubbery aftertaste. A little funky but in a compelling way. Really transparent and full of flavor, if a little bitter on the finish. — 8 days ago

Severn, Juan and 13 others liked this

Rafael Cambra

Valencia Uno Monastrell

Inspección:
Medio Claro a Translucidez
Brillo: Alto
Ausencia de Sedimentos
Color: Gránate con destellos Violeta
Intensidad: Media Alta
Viscosidad: Alta
Menisco: Variación de Ribete Media con segunda tonalidad violeta

Olfato:
Intensidad: Alta
Frutos Maduros
Frutos Negros y Rojos
Flores: Amplió perfume floral fresco
Especies: Pimienta, Clavo
Suelo Matriz Mineral
Presencia de Madera
Extras: Notas de hoja de te

Gusto:
Semi Dulce
Cuerpo: Medio Alto
Acidez: Media
Alcohol: Medio Bajo
Taninos: Medio
Complejidad: Alta
Final: Largo
Equilibrado

Notas: Una joya delicadamente pulida por Rafael Cambra. Una propuesta fina y magistral. Completa refinación.
— 20 hours ago