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A very easy drinking style of wine that could be chilled down a bit on a hot summer day. Red fruits and soft tannins lead to a juicy, berry-filled red wine that is lovely on its own or pair with a salad with raspberries and strawberries.
2 days ago
Just a delicious glass of wine. Black and red fruits leap from the glass and coat the mouth with velvety tannins and soft acidity. Wonderful on its own but could stand up to some BBQ'd spicy sausage.
Australia » South Australia » Fleurieu » McLaren Vale, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, with a community rating of 87/100
2 days ago
Opened this for my birthday. What a stunning wine! This is the closest thing to Krug I have tasted at 1/4 the price. Made in a slightly oxidative style, it tastes like it has seen some amount of wood aging. Super creamy in the mouth and the mousse is very fine and persistent. Lots of brioche, yeast, baking bread and granny smith apple aromas and flavors. It's hard to say a $95.00 wine is a bargain but this one is. All I can say is WOW!!!
France » Champagne, Sparkling, with a community rating of 98/100
2 days ago
100% Graciano from 40 year-old vines. Black cherries, black plums and vanilla highlight the aromas and flavors. Long finish. Fire up some spicy sausage on the grill for this one!
Spain » Navarre » Navarra, Graciano, with a community rating of 91/100
A lovely medium-bodied Chilean Cabernet with hints of mint, blackberries and spice from American oak. Firm tannins and a long finish. Pair with a well-marbled steak.
Chile » Colchagua Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, with a community rating of 90/100
A great food wine. Lots of silky tannins with a smoky nose filled with blackcurrants and forest floor after a rain. This opens up with food, (I paired it with a prime rib steak), and the finish is very long. Will keep for a few years but hard to resist now.
France » Languedoc-Roussillon, with a community rating of 91/100
This will change your mind about what Beaujolais really is. Very full-bodied for a 100% Gamay wine, the Morgon "Cru" is always one of the most intense and long lived Beaujolais. The review on the Vinous website gave it "93" points and a drinking window of 2021 - 2028. With some air it opens up in the glass to a beautiful, black-fruited full-bodied wine with violets on the nose intermixed with crushed raspberries and black cherries. Lovely
France » Burgundy, Gamay, with a community rating of 94/100
What a lovely summer wine. Screams out for seafood, especially shrimp on the BBQ. Lovely peach, MacIntosh apple and lime flavors. The high acidity gets your mouth ready for food and wanting another glass of the beautiful wine.
Spain » Galicia » Rias Baixas, Albariño, with a community rating of 92/100
Rick Watkins added a rating for Tedeschi Corasco.
Tedeschi continues its run of great vintages of this wine with the 2015. Air dried grapes add complexity and interest in this full-bodied, red-fruited wine. You can taste the intensity of the wine on the palate and this follows through to a well-defined, linear expression of Corasco.
Italy » Veneto, with a community rating of 90/100
A lovely Chardonnay that sees a little bit of French oak that adds some complexity and richness to the wine. Tropical fruit flavors with hints of vanilla and MacIntosh apples. Pair with roast chicken or enjoy on its own.
Chile » Central Valley, Chardonnay, with a community rating of 90/100
Wow! What a beautiful Rose. Light in color bur medium-weight in body and flavors. Bing cherries, strawberries, and some stone fruit flavors. Medium acidity. Wonderful by itself or I had it with Chinese food. Take it out of the fridge 1/2 hour before serving so the you can fully appreciate the aromas.
Italy » Lombardy, Barbera, Sangiovese, Marzemino, Groppello
Rick Watkins added a rating for Uros Klabjan Refosk.
Refosco is an old grape that is becoming rediscovered. Medium bodied with firm but silky tannins. Red fruits dominate. Pair with a spicy sausage pizza. Try something other than Merlot,Cabernet or Malbec!!
Slovenia, Refosco, with a community rating of 90/100
A great bargain in Italian wine. Made from Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes. Medium to full-bodied with a lovely counterpoint of acidity to balance out the wine. Serve this with tomato based pastas or wood-fired pizza.
Italy » Marche, with a community rating of 89/100
A very dry style of Pinot Noir with lovely berry fruit and a hint of underbrush. A great match for Beef Bourguignon or Filet Mignon. Will keep a few years but is delicious now.
France » Alsace, Pinot Noir, with a community rating of 90/100
Public Notes: What a beautiful expression of Syrah from the Rhone. The is a wild element going here giving aromas of meat and leather. In the glass the tannins are structured but smooth with black fruits, bacon and a floral accent on the finish. Beautiful!!
France » Rhône, with a community rating of 93/100
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