2010 Vinatigo Tinto Tenerife, Ycoden Daute Isora, Canary Islands, Spain.
The Vinatigo is made from 100% Listan Negro a black grape found on the Canary Islands and it makes a spicy dry red wine that is dusty and chock full of mineral notes and is medium weighted. The 2010 vintage is smashingly good with Pinot Noir like silkiness and bright red fruits and red pepper spices plus sweet floral perfume. This wine is exotic and old world charming with a light elegance and beautiful layers of flavors that include cherry, violets, raspberry and wild strawberries along with fine dry tannins, baked earth and Asian spices. This is the best vintage by far in my limited experience with this producer, though I have enjoyed them in the past, and I highly recommend searching it out for a totally unique and wildly fun wine.
($20 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive

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