Got a recent WineQ shipment but I’ve been a little delinquent in parlaying my latest finds (and posting them to my account). In case you don’t know, WineQ is a site that allows you to create your own wine club in Netflix style. More and more social aspects are being added that get me really excited, but more on that later. For the sake of full disclosure, I’ve worked with them on their business plan and funding plan as a consultant but beyond that, I’ve been creating my own club for over a year now and absolutely LOVE to see the box with that little green sticker waiting for me to open it.
Anyway, the latest tasting note is Barreto Cellars’ “Vinho Tinto”. According to the site:
Barreto Cellars is a Central Coast Winery dedicated to producing premium-quality wines featuring grape varietals from the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal). Having relatives who migrated to America from these regions, we have a strong connection and desire to develop wines utilizing these varietals, a number of which are grown in small amounts in select vineyards throughout California.
Vinho Tinto is a winner. Big and bold from the deep purple color straight through to the nutty/pepper finish, this wine is one you’ll enjoy if you are a CA style wine drinker. Cedar and cherry on the nose with a FULL bodied cherry and almond taste (my wife argues with me on those tastes but thats the great thing about a complex wine!). The crowning achievement of this wine (IMHO) is that all this CA goodness was accomplished with Iberian varietals! Bravo!
This retails on WineQ for $17.99 which is a complete steal for this wine.
Enjoy the Wine Life!