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Spain, Tempranillo, Rioja, Montecillo, Crianza, 2007

N/ Raw, clean meat. Strong, but lovely rosemary. Light game. Spice. Sage. Fresh leather. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Clean, but with a slight chalk finish. Light, soft, plums dusted with dry earth and a pinch of white pepper. Red berries. This wine is quite elegant with a rich, velvety, some might say “pricey” mouthfeel.  […]

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Spain, Tempranillo, Rioja, Montecillo, Reserva, 2003

Note: Potent barnyard aromas performed full frontal assault upon opening of this bottle.  They needed at least an hour to burn down to a pleasant level. N/ Absolutely massive barnyard which subsided over time to reveal fig jam, raw game, blood, black earth, and mushrooms. Incredibly dynamic with varied swirling and time in the glass.  […]

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USA, Viogneir, Keswick Vineyards, Virginia, Montecillo, 2009

N/ River rocks, cedar and hard oaks, apricot and warm tropicals – similar to California Chardonnay in certain characteristics. Dry hay. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Warm, round apple and pears.  Medium high, delightful acidity. Perfectly titrated oaks. Delightful! Price $22 from Brilliant. 91 This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery and […]

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