John Szabo

Rave Review: John Szabo, MS on 2011 Vieux Telegraphe CdP

WINERY PROFILE | Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe “From the difficult 2011 vintage, Vieux Télégraphe’s Châteauneuf is fine success I’d say, with massive structure and ultra-ripe and concentrated black berry fruit. This is still years away from prime enjoyment, but within…

Rave Review: John Szabo, MS on 2009 Godelia Bierzo Red – 90 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Bodegas Godelia “Here’s another fine, fragrant, floral example of mencía from Bierzo, replete with dark berry fruit and violets, notable but integrated barrel spice, and overall complexity above the average. The palate is succulent and mouth filling,…

Rave Review: 2005 Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza – 92 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | La Rioja Alta S.A. “The 2005 ‘Vina Ardanza’ is a fantastic blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha from the estates 30-year-old plots ‘La Cuesta’ and ‘Montecillo’, located in Fuenmayor and Cenicero. The Garnacha comes from ancient…

Rave Review: John Szabo, MS on 2004 Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza

WINERY PROFILE | La Rioja Alta S.A. “A classic old school Rioja, with balance, savory character and genuine complexity. A regional paradigm. Drink or hold long term. Tasted August 2014.” — John Szabo, MS / WineAlign.com 92/100 Points