• Paco and Lola Ophalum Albariño 2019 Wine Review

    This is a good example of an albariño from the coastal Rias Baixas region in north western Spain from Paco and Lola. The wine is saline, minerally, full bodied, unoaked, has medium to high acidity and lemon pith phenolics. It is made in a refreshing style that is ready to drink now. You might consider […]

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  • Garnacha Cepa por Cepa de Nekeas 2018 Wine Review

    This a pleasant garnacha (grenache) from Navarra in Spain and the 2018 vintage. Lightly coloured as is typical of the variety, the wine is dry, full bodied, has little oak influence (old), has medium and tight tannins that are rocky in texture and red fruit characters. The alcohol is 14.5. This wine is suitable for […]

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  • Remelluri Reserva Rioja 2012

    This is a high quality Rioja Reserva from Remelluri. It opens to aromas of game, sweet red fruits and cedar. The palate is medium bodied with mid weight tannins. Its principal feature is its saturated red fruit character interlaced with chocolate. Long length on the finish confirms this to be a very good wine that […]

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  • Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola Alicante 2018

    From Alicante in the south of Spain, this is a full bodied, spicey and edgeless blend. The grape varieties are monastrell (mouvèrdre), syrah, alicante bouschét (a red variety that also unusually has red flesh) and giró (a red variety found in Spain and Sardinia). This pleasant wine is ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website: […]

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  • Valminor Albariño Rias Baixas 2017

    From Rias Baixas in Spain, this proves quite a typical expression of white variety albariño. If you are less familiar with albariño (little is grown in Australia – please chime in if you’ve found a good one), the style of these wines is typically towards full bodied, with high acidity and a saline overlay. An […]

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  • Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago 2018

    From the Toro region in Spain, this is a more full throttle expression of tempranillo, more akin to a Ribera del Duero or Valencia than a Rioja in terms of style.  Its aroma reminds of plum syrup and cooked blueberries.  The palate is dry and full bodied, with sweet ripe fruit, soft tannins and, distinguishing […]

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  • Rockford Dry Country Grenache 2016

    Rockford’s dry country grenache from the 2016 vintage and the Barossa is a small quantity wine that does not appear to be generally available.  It was purchased directly from the producer. I don’t have much further information about it, but if you do, please chime in. I am not much of a grenache drinker and […]

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  • Mesta Verdejo 2018

    Mesta Verdejo 2018 Wine Review

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