Favorite ...this is made only in the best vintages and exclusively from an obscure grape called Callet. Fermented in small, open-top wood vats, it marries an ancient grape to artisanal winemaking to create a magnificently iconic wine. Elegant and racy, its flavors are deep and detailed, its impression profound.
Favorite - The Anima Negra wines, from largely obscure, indigenous old vines grown on the island of Mallorca, really lit up the tasting. The AN/2 blends Callet, Manto Negro, Fogoneu and Monastrell (mourvèdre). It's youthful, fresh and fruit-driven, with the accent on wild raspberry.
Favorite - ...this fresh blend of 90 percent tempranillo and 10 percent garnacha (grenache) delivered some surprisingly dense, chewy fruit, accented with black licorice. Well-structured and affordably priced.
Favorite - From Navarra, it actually reads unoaked and delivers the clean, refreshing flavors that only stainless-steel fermentation can muster. Better yet, it's an intense mix of apple, pear and white peach fruits, a glorious wine to match with fish, poultry and noodle dishes.
Favorite - From Bodega Pirineos, this wine, from certified organically grown grapes, is a 50/50 blend. Tightly wound, its flavors are wild red berries set in a distinctly earthy, somewhat tannic frame.
Favorite - This indigenous red grape from the Somontano region is hardly ever released as a varietal. It's a wine that sneaks up on you. At first you taste bright, crunchy cranberry and wild cherry fruit, but it lingers and resonates, morphing into a sleek and penetrating wine with a sensuous minerality.
- Seattle Times
[T]he wine is a winner. An explosion of blackberry juice, with plenty of smooth licorice and vanilla, it really packs in the flavor.
- Seattle Times
This wine is a winner. An explosion of blackberry juice, with plenty of smooth licorice and vanilla, it really packs in the flavor.