Croma Vera Wines
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The Albariño grape has been cultivated since the days of the ancient Romans. Though, we'd argue it has gotten better with age. The Romans would blend the Albariño grape with other more sought after grapes at the time, not realizing it was worthy of standing entirely alone. It is living, breathing, flowing history that you can taste with each pour. Lemon glaze, apple, pear and nectarine slices intertwine for a translucent gold that tastes as good as it looks. Serve it chilled if you so choose and pair it alongside the sea: seared, buttery scallops, flaky white fish, shrimp, lobster and sushi. 91 points, Wine Enthusiast
Joven. Young. Youthful. It refers to not only a state of mind but the very little time this Tempranillo and all of its black cherry cola and strawberry and toffee goodness spends aging in the barrel. And, it's designed with a screw top to remind the wine drinker that, sometimes, life has a way of working out, even when you forget your corkscrew for your afternoon picnic. 92 points, Wine Enthusiast, Editor's Choice
Tight, densely packed aromas, the kind you want to bury your nose in. We're talking: dark cherries, hibiscus, mints and marjoram. Once the glass has moved from the nose to the lips, it's cherries, cherries and more cherries. And, perhaps, if you're wildly receptive, notes of black raspberry and white-pepper spice. 91 points, Wine Enthusiast
On the nose, it's dark cherries coupled with the warm, spicy scent of wood spice. On the tongue, it's black plums that embody a robustness you might find in a hefty leather coat that wears you like it's been wearing you your entire life. Drink it alone. Drink it with someone. Or, drink it with something good and rich. Think: Pizza, pork tenderloin or a rich, savory French Cassoulet. 83% Tempranillo Pomar Junction Vineyard, SIP Certified Sustainable El Pomar, Paso Robles, CA 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah Plummer Vineyard Estrella, Paso Robles, CA Aged in 17% new French, 17% new American, 20% 2nd fill French, 20% 2nd fill American oak barrels for 16 months.
Revelación. It’s Spanish for revelation. Uncork it. Pour it. Drink it. You’ll have the sudden revelation you’ve never truly tasted a Spanish-blend like this before. Four different grapes, all stars of their own show. Tempranillo. Grenache. Cabernet Sauvignon. Petite Sirah. It’s a wildly difficult wine to place your palate on but a wine you can’t put down. 91 points, Wine Enthusiast & Vinous