My Prima IlConsorzio shipment arrrived last week, so cracked two of them:
1. Wittman Silvaner trocken Rheinhessen (Q; A.P.Nr. 4 327 231 004 18; GA; www.WittmannWeingut.com; 12.0%) Westhofen 2017: Light golden color; very fragrant floral/grapey/mango/Sylvaner rather stony/mineral/steely quite attractive nose; quite dry rather tart/tangy/crisp/clean/coiled light floral/Sylvaner/appley bit dissolved CO2 rather stony/mineral/steely lovely flavor; very long/lingering quite steely/mineral/stony/flinty/wirey some Sylvaner/floral slight dissolved CO2 finish; a wirey/taut/coiled/clean as a whistly quite savory Sylvaner at a great price; a great food wine. $17.60 (PrimaIlC)
2. MasDonis OldVines Dd'O: Montsant (Grenache/Syrah; 14.0%; EricSolomonSlctns; www.EuropeanCellars.com; 35-50 yr old vines) Cellar de Capcanes/Capcanes 2015: Med.dark color; very strong Grenache/blackberry/strawberry/boysenberry/ripe/bit licorice some toasty/oak quite juicy very attractive nose; soft rich/lush very strong juicy/strawberry/Grenasche bit blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah slight earthy some toasty/Am.oak quite attractive flavor w/ light quiet tannins; very long soft quite juicy/Grenache/strawberry/blackberry/ripe some toasty/pencilly/oak w/ light gentle tannins; loads of juicy Grenache fruit but would like a bit more depth & structure; a very pretty/juicy Grenache at a very attractive price. $12.00 (PrimeIlC)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. The Prima IlConsorzio/WalnutCreek wine club is the only retailer-associated to which I belong. Every month, FrankRothstein ships out a 3-pak of interesting/value priced wines.
Sometimes they leave me scratching my head over what this or that wine is all about. Other times, there will be maybe one I really like and am tempted to reorder. But they are always something that will pique my curiosity. However, on this month's selection, Frank knocked it outta the park on the Wittman. Kudos to Frank.
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