Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2010 Alpha Estate Xinomavro Réserve Vieilles Vignes with homemade Gyros tonight. $25 at Central Market in Austin for Passport Greece week. This is seriously good stuff. Lovely fruit and zero oak and great balance. Dark cherry and volcanic rock minerality on the palate. Good length. Can be cellared for a few years but it is drinking fabulously now.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.