Freelance writer & editor for Snooth and The Spirit, among others. Old loves: Bonarda, gin, bottles that remind me of Borges. New loves: Central Coast Syrah, bourbon, bottles that remind me of Steinbeck.
Carly Wray's Wines
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Mar 7, 2010 at 6:36pm
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Mar 6, 2010 at 10:10am
Salarola IGT Veneto 2006
Added Mar 2, 2010 at 1:22pmThe nose is deeply confectionery, all golden honey & caramel. At 40% Tocai, 40% Moscato, and 20% Riesling, the bold, sugary aromas come as no surprise. But what happens next is nothing short of magic, a brilliant sleight of hand, a trick of mirrors: on the palate, the sweetness turns subtle, and very nearly slips from reach altogether. The tongue experiences the sugar not as an afterthought, but as an echo, as an elegant act of shyness. As fireworks, lighting distant hills.
Mar 5, 2010 at 7:05pm
Roda 1 Rioja Reserva 2003
Added Mar 5, 2010 at 7:05pmA city girl with country roots: Delicate almost-prune and wildflowers on the nose, petal soft in the mouth with fresh touches of wet weeds, eucalyptus, and distant smoke beneath the pleasing red fruit. Balanced, gentle & lovely.
Mar 5, 2010 at 6:35pm
Added Mar 5, 2010 at 6:33pmPlum and then pollen-heavy flowers on the nose, probably purple ones, likely with thorns; there's grilled meat somewhere just beyond them. Wonderfully smooth with dark fruit up front and bitter chocolate down below. Soil, spice on the long finish.
Mar 5, 2010 at 6:12pm
Roda DOC Reserva 2003
Added Mar 5, 2010 at 6:11pmThe nose is a dusty road lined with shriveling black cherry, barnyard notes of straw and dill limn the edges. Well-balanced but tough-talking: it's big, juicy, and tired of your nonsense. Warm oak and spice through to the finish.
Mar 5, 2010 at 5:38pm
Added Mar 5, 2010 at 5:38pmCheap & cheerful, with big bright kiwi & grapefruits up front, but the finish turns flaccid, and fast; straight from the fridge it drinks a bit like its already had too much air.
Mar 5, 2010 at 5:14pmCompare and Buy
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Added Mar 2, 2010 at 12:03pmHyper crisp & bone dry, this is a value sparkler with creamy peach and grassy contours. After just a little air, you'll find a distant hit of banana on the nose.
Mar 4, 2010 at 10:10pm
Added Mar 4, 2010 at 10:09pmThe nose is sea air and green grass and fresh laundry, the sort strung on ropes in the sun. Honeysuckle and a squirt of lemon mid-palate, with bright, sequined acidity that unfurls for ages on the finish. Straightforward and lovely.
Mar 3, 2010 at 12:11pm
Mar 2, 2010 at 3:05pm
Added Mar 2, 2010 at 2:18pmAn alluring & imaginative wine that speaks in landscapes: Wet wildflowers and hillside grasses unfurl on the nose; shipyard notes of steel and sunshine, saltwater and peat stretch through to the finish.