Josh Raynolds

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2013 Adega a Coroa Valdeorras Godello – 91 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Adega A Coroa “(made from vines that are approaching their 70th birthday): Light yellow-gold. Pungent citrus and pit fruit aromas are complemented by chalky minerals, tarragon, jasmine and ginger. Palate-staining Meyer lemon and nectarine flavors firm up…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2013 Clos Figueras “Font de la Figuera” White – 91 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Clos Figueras “(85% viognier, 10% garnacha blanca and 5% chenin blanc): Vivid straw color. Lively citrus pith and pear skin aromas are complicated by anise, white flowers and dusty minerals. Firm and juicy on the palate, offering…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2013 Black Chook Shiraz – 90 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | The Black Chook Wines ““(a 94/6 blend): Bright purple. Powerful blackberry and cherry-cola aromas are complicated by notes of pipe tobacco, licorice and olive. Rich, broad and deep but lively too, with potent blackberry preserve and floral…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2013 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat” Red – 91 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Clos Figueras “(60% garnacha and 20% carinena, with cabernet and syrah): Bright violet color. Lively, mineral-accented aromas of cassis, cherry pit and black pepper, with a hint of cola in the background. Spicy and sharply focused, offering…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2013 Vieux Telegraphe “Telegramme” CdP – 90 to 92 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe “Vivid ruby. High-pitched red fruit and floral scents are complicated by hints of allspice and smoky minerals. Silky and seamless in the mouth, offering gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2012 Clos Figueras “Font de la Figuera” White – 91 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Clos Figueras “(85% viognier, 10% garnacha blanca and 5% chenin blanc; no oak): Pale yellow. Alluring scents of fresh citrus and pit fruits, with floral honey and ginger nuances. Silky in texture, with juicy peach and Meyer…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2012 Saint Gayan Gigondas “Fontmaria” – 91 to 93 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Domaine St Gayan “Vivid ruby. Heady smoke- and spice-accented black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by notes of spicecake and potpourri. Stains the palate with sappy dark berry compote flavors and suggestions of floral pastilles and…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2012 Clos Figueras “Serras del Priorat” Red – 91 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Clos Figueras “(made from 65% garnacha and 15% samso, plus some cabernet sauvignon and syrah; aged for seven months in French oak): Bright violet color. High-pitched red fruit and floral scents are complemented by bright mineral and…

Rave Review: VinousMedia.com on 2012 Vieux Telegraphe CdP Red – 93 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe “Opaque ruby. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes spicy dark berries and potpourri, with zesty mineral and incense qualities adding complexity. Pliant boysenberry and candied lavender flavors are impressively fresh and focused, with a…

Rave Review: Vinous.com on 2011 Bodegas Valduero Ribera del Duero “Una Cepa” – 90 Points!

WINERY PROFILE | Bodegas Valduero “Youthful purple. Spice- and smoke-tinged dark berries and cherry on the highly perfumed nose. Shows very good vivacity and focus thanks to juicy acidity, picking up a hint of lavender with aeration. Sweet vanilla and…