Saturday, January 14, 2017

Marques De Grinon 'Caliza' 2010 Red Wine (Valdepusa, Spain)

Marques De Grinon 'Caliza' 2010 Red Wine (Valdepusa, Spain), $17.99-$19.99, 90 points, was densely black up to an abrupt ruby red demarcation near the clear wine ring and residual sheeting on the glass bowl.
Aromas were pleasantly earthy, floral, and fruity.
Medium-bodied with good acidity, firm developing (through to the finish) tannins, and herbal flavors accented with tobacco and soft plum notes.
Finished long on violets and lilacs, easy spiciness, a hint of citrus, and the bold 14.5% alcohol.
Paired fine with my Buffalo wings and celery covered with blue cheese.
Varietals were 70% Syrah and 30% Petit Verdot.
Couple of comments:
Marques De Grinon 'Caliza' isn't for everyone, but for people that have been in a rut with Apothic-type smooth-drinking reds, this Marques De Grinon 'Caliza' is a clear choice to experience an excellent, inexpensive, and lean (positively speaking) red wine.


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  1. Another lovely sounding wine. And at a great price.

    1. VG: 30% Petit Verdot is considerable, and it's dark structural influence was clear.