Wine Reviews

"Palate on the Road" : Let me keep you abreast of the wines that don't always get the exposure they truly deserve. My wine reviews will travel the gamut from the most obscure indigenous varietals and less publicized growing regions around the globe to small boutique gems from California, Oregon and Washington State. I'll alert you of great new releases, stupendous values and eclectic rarities. Helpful links as to where to purchase these finds will be provided when available.

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  • Guitierrez Colosia Oloroso Sherry "Sangre y Trabajadero"

    Tagged: Guitierrez Colosia  •  Jerez  •  Oloroso  •  Solera

    I was at Nopa mid-week and reconnected with their excellent range of Sherries. I thought an Oloroso would be perfect to take the chill out of the Bay Area's first cold streak of winter. I was excited to re- try the Guitierrez Colosia which I've had in the early Fall during the importer's (De Maison Selections) local trade show. The bodega makes a great price point Fino and Oloroso. The "Sangre y Trabajadero" which translates to "Blood of the Worker" has a textbook mahogany and old copper hue leading into a nose of almonds and briny sea element. My mouth was watering after one whiff! I was already full, but their roasted squid and chick pea app would of been a terrific compliment.