James Suckling 95 “This is direct and focused with beautiful depth and pureness. Full-bodied and very virtical with impressive purity of tannins and blueberries, crushed stones and salt. Drink or hold.” ~ JS Vaglio is owned and operated by José Lovaglio Balbo. In 2013 he started to rent an old,
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Warm aromas of baked red cherry and caramel grow more complex due to a gravelly minerality and hints of peppercorns on the nose of this bottling by Ian Brand. The palate leads with oregano and pepper, those spices overwhelming the fruit, and the rocky minerality continues,
Vinous 94 "Luminous straw-green. Green apple, pear nectar and white peach combine with spearmint and thyme on the captivating nose. Then rich, ripe and spicy, with noteworthy clarity and cut thanks to vibrant harmonious acidity. An outstanding Müller Thurgau that finishes long and crisp. One of the
Vinous 91 Brilliant violet color. Highly perfumed bouquet features black raspberry, Asian spices and violet, with subtle cracked pepper, olive and smoke notes emerging with air: very syrah. Juicy, penetrating and pure, offering spicy red and dark berry flavors and a zesty mineral underpinning. This
60% Garnacha, 30% Syrah & 10% Carinena A deep, intense blackberry color with black cherry on the nose complimented by aromas of stone, white pepper and herbs, a unique bouquet that is distinctively Priorat. Filled with ripe fruit, some meaty/gamy notes, liquid mineral, spice, and smooth tannin
James Suckling 90 "Aromas of fresh herb, green tea and currants follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a crisp finish. Tangy undertone. Drink now." ~JS Wine Advocate 90 "The 2013 Terre di San Leonardo is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere from various
Quibia gets its name from a aspirational worry-free state of mind. The wine is the brainchild of Miquelangel Cerda and his partner, Pere Obrador celebrating the versitility of the indigenous red grape, Callet, which is the common thread through all their wines. The Callet lends texture and tartness.
A single vineyard Chenin Blanc of 40 year old vines planted on limestone on a hill overlooking the Loire River in Montsoreau, done in stainless steel. Orchard fruit and wet stone aromas, medium bodied and dry with an almost waxy texture and zingy acidity.
The wines from Chateau Bela can be compared to the great Auslese wines of Germany. Egon Müller makes a dry Riesling that lovers of Riesling should not miss out on. Flavors of citrus, stone fruit, peach with a mineral crispness on the finish. Delicious!