Ernst Bretz, Weissburgunder 2017 (Pinot Blanc)
The aromas are subtle with pleasant hints of pineapple, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and grapefruit. The wine then evolves into having refreshing flavors of white peaches and honeydew melon along with hints of ripe strawberries and pears. The wine is well-balanced with perfect acidity, has a medium body, and a refreshing finish.
M de Mulonniere, Chenin Blanc 2016
92 points Decanter
"Baked apple, quince and honeyed aromas. Richly textured with refreshing acidity and peachy fruit flourishing on the finish."
Tarani Reserve Malbec 2014
Cahors Malbec with aromas of peonies and ripe dark fruits and flavors include a combination of very ripe stone fruits and black fruits such as blackberries. There is a very well balanced medium mouthfeel, nice acidity, and interesting tannins on the finish.
Tellus Merlot 2013
91 points James Suckling
"A merlot with lots of cocoa and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, round tannins and a fruity finish. I like the combination of fruit and walnut character here."
Capcanes, Mas Picosa 2014
Red cherry with flucks of violet. Exotic aromas of liquor liked cherry, spicy cake. Ripe and nicely concentrated, a lot fruit; medium finish with ripe, sweet tannins and nicely fresh.
Bodegas Castano, Monastrell 2016
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"I hadn't encountered their entry-level, young and unoaked Monastrell for a while, but I tasted the 2016 Monastrell, which fermented in stainless steel and was kept in concrete vats for four to six months. They used some 25% to 30% full clusters in the vinification, and I've never smelled anything like this from Castaño. This is floral and fresh, elegant and balanced, with moderate extraction, ripe tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel with clean, focused flavors. This is almost too serious for the price. Wow! In the future, they might do some full clusters; I tasted an experimental lot with 100% full clusters in 2016, and the wine was amazing. 250,000 bottles produced; there are three 80,000-bottle lots as similar as possible, but all the bottles destined for the U.S. market are from the same lot."