We have had several days, and several wines that went by pretty quickly. Although I don’t have detailed notes on them, I still wanted to share my impressions.
Atteca Old Vines Garnacha – 2012. This Spanish red is 100% Garnacha, and luckily I got to taste it at the wine shop when I bought the case. It has flavors of red pepper and significant peppery spice. But I only got a few sips because Jon stole most of the bottle – he loved it. This is certainly a wine we will buy again – $14.99
H-Henriques – 2011. This French wine from the Côtes du Roussillon region is 50% Carignan, 35% Grenache, and 15% Syrah. When I first tasted this wine, I wasn’t a huge fan. It tasted highly of alcohol, with very sharp tannins. After letting the wine sit for an hour, it settled down a bit and it was much more pleasant, but it wasn’t one of my favorites so far. Jon liked it quite a bit more than I did though. – $7.99
Scaia Corvina – 2012. This wine comes from the Veneto region of Italy and is 100% Corvina. Corvina was a new varietal for me, so I was excited to cross it off my wine century club list. Sadly, there will be no check mark for me. Jon snuck in while I was working my way through another wine over the course of a couple days, and drank it all! I never even got a sip. Jon loved it though, so we will buy it again – and next time I’ll get some! – $10.99
Happy Wednesday Peeps!