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NV Art of Earth Sangria, Spain, Castilla - La Mancha, Wine Review

Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

Made from Organic Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes in Spain.  This is the kind of wine, that might be easy to dismiss.  It is not meant to be serious with its playful packaging and ceramic stopper.  But, at the end of the day, it is a nice wine.  Ruby in color, clear and bright.  There is a slight frothy spritz.  On the palate, there are raspberries, fresh and candies, oranges, and a slight sweet quality to it.  On the palate, this is sweet but not cloying.  Cherries, black cherries and raspberries.  The finish has a bit of a bitter cherry quality.  There is enough acidity for this to work w

NV Art of Earth Prosecco Frizzante, Italy, Wine Review

Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

This an Organic, semi-sparkling Prosecco from Italy.  It is made from 85% Glera grapes, with 15% other allowed varieties.  The packaging is attractive.  Silvery/green/gold in color with a good amount of frothy bubbles.  The nose has minerality and some salinity along with green apples.  Refreshing.  On the palate, the green apples come thru along with a bit of sweetness.  Nice acidity to balance that.  Good finish.  This is nice on its own and should work well at the beginning or end of a meal.  It will work nice with fired calamari and also a not too sweet pound cake.  

NV Mosketto Frizzante Bianco, Italy, Piedmont, Wine Review

Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is non vintage but the Lot No. is L221095.  It is a delightful, low alcohol (5%) low alcohol wine from Italy.  This year's version seems a bit rounder and more fruity than prior versions.  Green/gold in color.  The nose has some peach with minerality and slight citrus.  Frothy.  Lightly sweet.  The palate again has some peach with a nice crispness to balance the sweet.  Easy to drink and tasty.  This will work well with fried appetizers or on its own.  Drink over the next couple of years.  

2021 Herdade do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Monte Velho Rosé, Portugal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is a Rose from Portugal made from Touriga Nacional, Aragonêz, Tinta Caiada, Syrah, and Trincadeira.  Pink in color with some violet hues, clear and bright.  The nose is tight but opens to show strawberries and slight raspberries.  Lower acidity.  Light tannins.  On the palate, strawberries.  Moderate finish.  This is easy to drink.  Nice on its own, it works well with snacks like olives and nuts.  Good value in Rose.

2019 Luretta Boccadirosa Malvasia Aromatica di Candia, Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Colli Piacentini, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

This is an interesting white from central Italy.  Golden in color, slightly deep, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with apricots and slight honey note.  Medium bodied.  Oily texture.  Dry on the palate with good acidity.  On the palate, guava with almonds and slight lime.  Some depth and complexity.  Long finish.  This is nice on its own but better with food.  It would go nicely with a plate of Proscutto di Parma.  Drink over the next few years.  

2021 Herdade do Esporão Vinho Regional Alentejano Monte Velho Branco, Portugal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$12.00USD

This is a blend of 40% Antão Vaz, 40% Roupeiro, and 20% Perrum from Portugal.  Silvery/yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with peach, slight lemon and a chalk note.  Juicy texture.  Moderate acidity.  Medium to full bodied.  On the palate, a tasty lemon candy note with some salinity and chalk.  Good finish.  This is good on its own and will work well with lighter foods especially sea food.  Oysters would work well.  Drink over the next three to five years.  

2021 Torre de Palma Alentejo Branco - White, Portugal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$40.00USD

The front label states this is a 50/50 blend of Arinto and Alvarinho.  This is a beautiful wine that seems to take Portugese whites, which are often inexpensive and lighter in style, to a more serious place.  At times, this can be a mistake with over zealous winemakers, but in this case, they pull it off admirably.  Light golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has peaches/nectarines, crushed shells, slight vanilla and spice, and a bit of lime zest.  Medium bodied.  Moderate acidity.  Silky texture.  On the palate, lemon/lime with some leaches.  A twang of lemon tartness comes thru on

2021 Herdade do Esporão Alentejo Colheita Branco, Portugal, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

This is a white blend of Antão Vaz, Viosinho, Alvarinho, Vermentino and other grapes from Portugal.  Pale silvery/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose features peaches, floral notes and slight orange zest.  Nice creamy texture.  On the palate lemons, salinity and minerals.  It finishes with more lemon and a slight mint note.  Long finish.  This will work on its own and also with food.  Crab salad would work well.  

2020 João Portugal Ramos Marquês de Borba Colheita Branco, Portugal, Alentejo, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$13.00USD

This is a white blend from Portugal made from 70% Arinto, 15% Antao Vaz, and 15% Viognier.  Green/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose has lemons, toast and almonds.  Balanced acidity.  On the palate, lemons with a slight bitter almond note.  It turns to lemon hard candy on the finish.  A tart note at the end makes it very food friendly and refreshing.  This  is nice on its own but better with food.  It would be great with scallops.  

2020 Adega Cooperativa de Redondo Porta da Ravessa Special Edition Vinho Branco, Portugal, lentejano, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2020
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$15.00USD

This is a white blend of Verdelho 40%, Arinto 30%, and Antão Vaz 30% from Portugal. Yellow gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with peach and honeydew. Nice creamy texture. On the palate, this has loads of peach. Balanced acidity. A bit of lemon tartness on the finish. This drinks nicely on its own and will work with lighter foods. Anything featuring peaches would work well. Drink over the next few years.

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