Author Archives: Aya Tanaka
Double header today because they are similar in some aspects. They are both substantial, medium body, and amazing value. Really enjoyed both and will buy again, maybe by the case.
Filon is a 100% Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain. It’s just really good, substantial, pleasant aromas all around.
Maggio is 100% Petite Sirah from Lodi, CA. Sustainable agriculture.
Both 7/10 due to good value.
Great weekday wine, unpretentious and solid, light but substantial. First Sicilian here, although I’ve had Sicilians before and liked it. So more to explore. Rating: Nice 6/10
Funky label. Australian. Suspicious. Boxhead starts a little rough on the tongue, a little thick, a little too alcoholic (just checked… 15%) but mellows out to shiraz’, well, drinkability.
Rating 6/10 ( let it breathe)
I think I have had this wine before; but if I have, I failed to note it here. It’s a new grape to me, this Vermentino. Rounded with a bit of Sauvignon Blanc, the wine is really pleasant. Has presence and character without being overbearing. Will do it again.
Rating 6/10 Nice.
My choice for hurricane Sandy. Lighter than expected, still substantial enough. Should have let it breathe a bit more, but couldn’t wait… Rating : 6/10 not bad
Vinho Verde FTW! This one is much like a Lambrusco, a deep rose’, slightly fizzy. Very enjoyable in a limited category.
Rating: 6.5/10 (Hum)