2004 Bodegas Roda Rioja Cirsion – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (4/25/2006) Blackish purple in color. The nose has a jammy black raspberry quality with smoke, vanilla, and cherry flavors. Big drying tannins in the mouth that seem to take away from any fruit that is there. Spicey though hollow on […]
2000 Alta Pavina Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Selecto – Spain, Castilla y León, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León (6/10/2006) Tempranillo/Pinot Noir Blend Light in color, reddish. Nose is pure cherries with minerals though quite restrained. Light and elegant with soft tannins and a […]
2002 Clos d’Englora Montsant AV14 – Spain, Catalunya, Montsant (6/10/2006) Cassis comes through on the nose with chocolate, deep cherry, and pepper notes. Firm big tannins that coat the mouth along with a medium acidity. Cherry, raspberry and black berry followed by cassis make the mouthfeel a lush dark fruit […]
2005 Gramona Gewürztraminer Penedès VI DE GEL – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (6/3/2006) Steely gold in color with a nose that has hints of rose’s, nuts and overall is very restrained. Lush in the mouth with a creamy texture and well balanced acidity. Flavors of lychee, green apple, and light orange […]
2000 Abadia Retuerta Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León Pago Abades – Spain, Castilla y León, Sardon de Duero, Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León (6/5/2006) The nose starts off with sour plum, light smoke and raw wood. Slowly this gives way to black raspberry, and black liquorice. […]
2003 Abadia Retuerta Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León Pago La Garduña – Spain, Castilla y León, Sardon de Duero, Vino de la Tierra Castilla y León (6/5/2006)The nose is pure vanilla, raspberry with light minerals and with time smokey bacon fat. In the mouth the acidity is great […]
2005 Bodegas Ochoa Navarra Vino Dulce – Spain, Navarra (6/3/2006)Very clear and light in color. Light floral notes with peach flesh, light black tea notes, pear and minerals. Unctous texture with medium acidty. In the mouth candied peaches, iced tea, and faint lemon show up. 180gr/l sugar
2005 Bodegas Julián Chivite Navarra Reserva Coleccion 125 Vendemia Tardíva – Spain, Navarra (6/3/2006)Light yellow in color. The nose shows peach, nectarine, orange rind, and floral notes.. Nice acidty that balances out a huge amout of sugar(128gr/l). In the mouth melon, peach and flowers are layered and seem to dance […]
2005 Bodegas Julián Chivite Navarra Gran Feudo Moscatel – Spain, Navarra (6/3/2006)Clear yellow in color. The nose is lightly herbal with lemon zest, and floral hints. Medium sweet with a medium overall acidity. Lemon confit, peach, and nectarine all show in the mouth. Well balanced wine.
2004 Gramona Riesling Penedès VI DE GEL – Spain, Catalunya, Penedès (6/3/2006)Clear, completely. The nose shows, light petrol, flowers, and lime. Rich in the mouth and very sweet with a medium acidity that balances it well. Flavors of lime, apple, and more come through on the medium length finish.