quality posts: 1
chipgreen wrote:My previous notes on the Bodega Iaccarini Cabernet Sauvignon:
PnP of this Argentinian Cab Sauv shows deep magenta in the glass with thin, medium-spaced, quick-running legs. Mild, pleasant nose of cherry, vanilla and light oak. Not much fruit on the palate but there are some cherry and plum flavors. Mostly it's leather, oak and loamy earth with nutmeg, mocha and velvety tannins on the smooth, medium finish.
Previous Offer 10/26/2013
My previous notes on the Solar de Estraunza white Rioja:
In the glass, light gold with a slight greenish tinge. Initial nose of grapefruit followed by pear, green apple, jasmine and biscuit. Light bodied with grapefruit and green apple on the entry. Asian pear and citrus zest along with some flinty minerality on the clean, medium finish. This is somewhat of a donut wine in that the mid-palate is hollow. It goes right from the entry to the finish with a momentary emptiness in between. I've read that Viura is often blended with 5% Malvasia when produced as a stand-alone white Rioja. Maybe that would have helped fill in the middle? Despite that little blip, this would make a great patio wine in the summer. It's clean, crisp and easy drinking. Best served cold, as I did not notice any improvement as it warmed in the glass - in fact the additional warmth seemed to add to the slight emptiness in the mid-palate.
Previous Offer 11/9/2013
My previous notes on the Botter Nero d'Avola Sicilia:
Deep ruby color in the glass with narrow, widely spaced legs. Cherry cobbler nose with a little heat and a whiff of oak. Medium-bodied, juicy. Candied cherry on the palate with cassis, tobacco and sweet oak. Just a hint of something vegetal in the background - canned green beans? A light spiciness leads into the soft tannins on the medium-short finish.
Previous Offer 11/23/2013
I need to stop reading these reviews, as I'd be all over these offers, if only my buzzkill legislators in TN would see their way clear to allow wine to start shipping again. Possibly too busy with their sting on the Senator's aide.
“ I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it. “ ~ Kathryn Stockett
quality posts: 173
we found a wee bit more of the bodegas angosto....
I report to winedavid39...
...I like getting PM's from wannabe rodents...