Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2010 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Crianza. This won’t change your life, but it is a very reliable and tasty red that can be an excellent companion with a weekday grilled piece of meat of chicken. Predominantly blackberry, dried herbs and dill pickle. On the less complex side of things but nevertheless well made.
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.