Don Luciano

La Mancha and Valdepenas,
Spain

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Don Luciano is a brand offshoot of J. Garciá-Carrión wines, produced in the Spanish provinces of La Mancha and Valdpeñas. The wines are produced using traditional local grapes such as Airén, Tempranillo (there called Cencibel) and Garnacha, as well as international varieties. The wines are available in blended and single varietal styles of white, red and rosado. 

– Description from Amanda Schuster

Varietals Produced by Don Luciano View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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Don Luciano on Snooth

  • my favorite cabernet,it reminds me of the same wines I enjoy in Navarra. It is sad that it was removed from Walmart shelves,no longer shopping at those locations.

    Comment by 1536143don luciano 1536143 don luciano


  • Here’s an article that had a slim chance of being written. Pull together a case of wine from a vintage that is deemed passable at best and drink them at 33 years of age. I mean what the hell do you expect to find?How about:People, even the experts don’t know much.What is written about older vintages is a pile of steaming supposition.We are just ... Read More

    From the article Tasting 1980 Barolo


  • I've had  a love/hate relationship with Dolcetto for years now. People tend to be surprised when I tell them that I don't really like Dolcetto, and don't really buy much. What I really should have been saying for the past decade or so was that I didn't like the direction Dolcetto had taken, and as so often happens with these things the pendulum ... Read More

    From the article Current Release Dolcetto


  • I wrote yesterday about the 2009 vintage in Barolo and today I begin reporting on the wines tasted. with over 30 winery visits o the region last month there's a lot of wine to report on. I've included my notes below, broken down by visit in roughly chronological order. As you can see not everyone was able to present the 2009 Barolo for each of t... Read More

    From the article Barolo 2009


  • Having just returned from visiting three dozen wineries in Piedmont I sit ready to start processing all that I’ve learned but to be honest I have come away from my annual visits distinctly confused. Perhaps it’s the vintage I’ve just tasted, 2009 in Barolo, a wildly inconsistent and unusual vintage to say the least. Then again perhaps it’s the p... Read More

    From the article Barolo Vintage 2009


  • With just a few days to go before my departure for Piedmont, I was thrilled to have been able to join in Antonio Galloni’s brilliant La Festa del Barolo this year. Featuring a tasting of 2008 Barolo, it was perfect timing; a chance for me to revisit this excellent vintage, and to help set the stage for my upcoming tastings from the 2009 vintage.... Read More

    From the article Barolo 2008 Revisited


  • I’ve been writing a fair amount of commentary lately, some of it dealing with wine prices, but only tangentially; so today I wanted to take a look at where fine wine prices are going, and perhaps identify some smart plays for the savvy wine shopper.I’m dealing with some relatively expensive wines here, most in the $50 and up range, so while I un... Read More

    From the article Wines Then and Now: Part 1


  • Don Luciano Brut

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Yes, I would like to make a purchase, please.

    Comment by 1147288Snoother 1147288 1147288 Snoother 1147288


  • It's a light wine.....easy to drink!!

    Comment by 1143349ctamclarence 1143349 ctamclarence


  • we have been buying your donLuciano melot from our local Walmart store in Villa Rica, Georgia for several years on a weekly basis....this has been our favorite wine, but lately we are finding a bitter residue in or wine and have been having to strain it before drinking.....please let us know if there is a problem that can be solved in the proces...

    Comment by 1119590aaron 1119590 aaron


  • While updating the wine notes I wrote during this year’s Nebbiolo Prima, in this case for the 2007 Barolo of the village of La Morra, I was struck again by the variability of this year’s crop of wines.La Morra is known as a region to produce a softer style of Barolo, one that plays into the hands of the many modernist producers there. The modern... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barolo, part 2


  • Don Luciano la Mancha 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by ConnieJ


  • Don Luciano Brut

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    Wine review by ipmilk


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