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Kir-Yianni Ramnista Xinomavro 2016

Xinomavro, a Greek grape variety, can resemble a Langhe nebbiolo with its firm tannins and light colour for its power and weight.  But compared with nebbiolo, the colour is deeper, the wine is fruitier and the tannins are not quite as firm.  In the glass, this xinomavro from Naoussa in Greece, initially expresses unsettled aromas…Continue readingKir-Yianni Ramnista Xinomavro 2016

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Estate Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko 2018

From the island of Santorini in Greece, this is a sound assyrtiko from Estate Argyros. Assyrtiko typically has very high acidity and a body and structure that is closer to a red wine in style. In this case, the wine has distinct and very attractive saline and mineral aromatics, and some phenolic character. The palate…Continue readingEstate Argyros Santorini Assyrtiko 2018

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Tirnavos Ampelotyllo Retsina

Well, I know the wine’s a retsina but not much else is discernible to the non-Greek reader.  A traditional style notwithstanding, it turns out pine resin infusions are not for me.  The wine underlying the resin could have been okay, but I was not game to push through. Abv: 11.5%Price: $9Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/Website: n/aRegion: GreeceTasted:…Continue readingTirnavos Ampelotyllo Retsina