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Wine Review: Finca la Montesa 2018

Wine Review: Finca la Montesa 2018

Producer: Palacios Remondo
Region: Rioja Oriental, Rioja, Spain

Vineyards: La Montesa, Parajes de Valtomelloso, Valfrio and Valviejo and Monte Yerga

Grape: 95% Garnacha, 5% other “traditional varietals”

Vintage: 2018
ABV: 14%
Price: $20

Montes Alpha Syrah 2019

Montes Alpha Syrah 2019

Producer: Montes Wines Region: Apalta & Marchigua, Colchagua Valley, Chile Grape: 90% Syrah, 7% Cabernet Sauvigon, 3% Vigonier Vintage: 2029 ABV: 14.5% Price: $20 Overview Montes Alpha’s 2019 Syrah combined two of my favorite aspects of wine… Syrah and exploring new things. While I’ve had my 

Domaine Le Galantin Bandol Blanc 2020

Domaine Le Galantin Bandol Blanc 2020

Producer: Domaine Le Galantin Region: Bandol, Provence, France Grape: 60% Clairette, 35% Ugni Blanc, 5% rolle Vintage: 2020 ABV: 13.5% Price: $25 Overview While Bandol is oftentimes associated with rosé and red wine, the Provencal region actually produces a small amount of white wines. This 

Wine Review: Zolo Malbec 2019

Wine Review: Zolo Malbec 2019

Producer: Fincas Patagonicas Region: Agrelo and Alto Agrelo vineyards, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina Grape: Malbec Vintage: 2019 ABV: 13.6% Price: $17 Overview Zolo’s Malbec embodies the spirit of classic, passion-driven Argentinean Malbec. From the sustainable practices and family-operated winery to the terroir-focused wines, Zolo’s 

Wine Review: Brotte Crozes-Hermitage La Rollande 2018

Wine Review: Brotte Crozes-Hermitage La Rollande 2018

Producer: Brotte Region: Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France Grape: Syrah Vintage: 2018 ABV: 13% Price: $23.99 Overview Brotte has been a source of consistent, quality wine within the Rhone Valley since the 1950s. This was my introduction to northern Rhone’s famed Syrah and can serve as 

Three Most Important Parts of a Wine Label

Three Most Important Parts of a Wine Label

Shopping for wine can be confusing, intimidating, and even exhausting sometimes. There are countless words in countless languages with countless meanings. All of this chaos is s built on the foundations of a million different countries and regions and their particular wine classification and legal 

Wine Review: Les Adret’s Bandol Rouge 2016

Wine Review: Les Adret’s Bandol Rouge 2016

Producer: Moulin de La Roque Region: Bandol, France Grape: 95% Mourvèdre 5% Cairgnan Vintage: 2016 ABV: 14.5 % Price: $25 Overview Moulin de la Roque’s Les Adret’s Bandol Rouge is a fantastic and versatile bottle of wine, perfectly reflecting the terroir and climate that shaped 

Famille Brechet’s Plateau des Chenes: Intro to Lirac

Famille Brechet’s Plateau des Chenes: Intro to Lirac

Lirac is one of the most overlooked and undervalued Crus of Côtes du Rhône producing red, white, and rosé wine. Due to its lack of space and prestige, the prices tend towards the inexpensive side while the quality and taste remain top-notch. These wines are 

Landun from Côtes du Rhône Villages to new AOC

Landun from Côtes du Rhône Villages to new AOC

Nearly 90 years ago, Landun, a small wine-producing village in the Rhone Valley, was recognized as its own appellation. Unfortunately, it receded back under the broad scope of the Cotes du Rhone Villages soon after. While being one of the Cotes du Rhone designated villages 

Wine Review: NEXT Between Heaven and Earth

Wine Review: NEXT Between Heaven and Earth

Wine Review: NEXT Between Heaven and Earth Producer: King Estate Region: Columbia Valley, Washington & Oregon Grape: 40% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2018 ABV: 13.5% Price: Overview This bottle is perfect for the large majority of red wine lovers. It is not