Tobia White Blend Rioja Alma de Tobia 2006
Very light in color with rays of light green or hay. At first I get a rush of pure flowers, followed by elegant notes of lime, cream, artichoke and mint. Wow, each time I my nose takes another crack at the bouquet, I pick out new aromas, dense and perfumy. In the mouth, the wine is slightly sweet with a bold acidity and a round full bodied texture which marries seamlessly into the wine. Both gentle and fresh the wine alludes to tropical flavors of lime, honeysuckle and cream.Add winemaker's notes
Very light in color with rays of light green or hay. At first I get a rush of pure flowers, followed by elegant notes of lime, cream, artichoke and mint. Wow, each time I my nose takes another crack at the bouquet, I pick out new aromas, dense and perfumy. In the mouth, the wine is slightly sweet with a bold acidity and a round full bodied texture which marries seamlessly into the wine. Both gentle and fresh the wine alludes to tropical flavors of lime, honeysuckle and cream.
Dark red in color with pure red rose and cranberry juice aromas on the nose. In the mouth, this wine is absolutely incredible, and this is coming from someone who isn't an enormous rosado fan. It's a dry medium bodied wine with a fresh, crisp acidity and fabulous integration. Bright flavors of creamy red fruit, dried flowers and just a touch of green herbs on the finish. This rates as one of my all time favorite rosados.
50% Malvasia, 40% Viura, 10% other grapes - Fermented in French oak barrels, stirred on it's lees for 4 months. Sample bottle sent to me from the Bodega. Not sure how to describe this one. Very clear as you pour it into the glass, almost steely and water like in color. The nose is almost as austere at first but really begins to give way to a great fruit/floral thing. Fresh peach flesh sits in the background as flavors of light melon, white flowers(honey suckle?), and soft unobtrusive wood come forward. I REALLY don't like oak fermented whites, and yet I find I really like this. In the mouth the flavors are balanced by a bright acidity and though fully dry the glycerin gives the mouth a nice weight. Flavors of peach, pear, and creamy vanilla(another flavor I dislike in whites) meld softly in the mouth with great balance and finishing with light melon notes. Melon is a flavor that I stamp this wine with in the end, but the flavors that build to it are what makes this fun. Very surprising! 4/5 [NR]
Light straw color. On the nose, strong lychee nut or mandarine on the nose with a slight almond finish. Candied peach and white bark with a background flavor of a tropical flower, maybe orchid. I can't quite pick it out. High acidity and medium body. Interesting wine with a strang mix of flavors that I would happily purchase out on the town. 4.0
Fermented in barrel The nose is a creamy raspberry with light spices that draws me in for more. The color overall is a bit darker for a rose but clean and clear. In the mouth it is creamy with with a nice body that supports the pure fruit. I expected more wood, but in the end it helps calm down the intense fruit and give it a soft rich character. Pure raspberries and spice, and completely dry. 4/5 [NR]
85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 5% Manzuelo Think dark in color, aroma and flavor. On the nose, the wine shows rich black cherry and raspberry notes, followed by intermingling notes of cinnamon, black pepper, dried flowers and vanilla. In the mouth, the wine shows fine tannins, crisp acidity and a lovely, long minerally finish. Big cherry candy flavors on the palate that eventually fade to a nice creamy finish. Nice little wine!
Viura/Malvasia blend, Fermented in Barrel Light steely yellow in color. The nose shows creamy notes of buttersctoch and light citrus. In the mouth it is soft with a good acidity. Rich fruit is complemented by minerals, light wood and a rich creamy finish. Very nice wine. 3.5/5 [NR]