Tag: Arizona

Aridus Wine Company Viognier 2019, Arizona


Dark golden in color.

Pretty nose of flowers, citrus, lemons, yellow apples, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied and creamy with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, apples, pears, light tropical fruits, honey suckle, spices and light black pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a delicious Viognier from Arizona. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity and easy drinking.

A great sipping wine. Neither bitter nor tart. Love that.

I had the 2018 last year, but this 2019 is so much better.

I had it all by itself by the lake. Delicious wine.

100% Viognier grapes from Southeastern Arizona were aged for 19 months in French oak barrels and stainless steel. A small production of only 350 cases.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$35.

Aridus Wine Company Limited Production Malbec 2019, Arizona




Deep purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Strong fruity nose with blueberries, wild flowers, spices, black plums, black cherries, light tobacco leaf, black pepper, milk chocolates and light earth.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, cooked plums, light wood, spices, coffee, milk chocolates, light vegetables, herbs and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very interesting red wine from Arizona. Very tangy with lots of red berries on the palate. I really liked the nose here. Interesting and complex.

This Malbec does not taste like any Malbec I’ve had before. Feels like a California Merlot based Bordeaux blend.

Needs time to open up. I gave it 2 hours, but I’m not sure it was enough.

Feels a little young, and would be interesting to revisit it in 3 years.

I paired it with a few different Brie cheeses and crackers.

13.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$36.

Aridus Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Arizona




Lemon in color with a green tint.

Strong nose of citrus, green and red apples, spices, light pineapples, lemons and light grapefruits.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, apples and grapefruit juice.

Tangy finish with spices and limes.

This is a delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Arizona. Nicely balanced with nice complexity. Fruit forward, refreshing and rich.

I had the 2019 vintage sometime earlier this year. This 2020 vintage is much better.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. I had it with cheeses and crackers by the lake.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$28.

Aridus Wine Company Limited Production Syrah 2017, Arizona



Dark purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blueberries, black plums, cooked cherries, earth, light oak, spices, chocolates, coffee, licorice, light vanilla, black pepper and light barnyard.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red currants, cooked plums, cherries, raspberries, light oak, licorice, olives, spices, coffee and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very interesting Northern Rhône style red from Arizona. A good quality wine. Showing nice complexity on the nose. Spicy, tangy and interesting.

Nicely balanced with more red fruits than I expected. Showing mild complexity with a nice soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with food.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$37.


Aridus Wine Company Graciano 2018, Arizona

Inky in color with a short purplish rim.

Strong nose of black currants, black plums, cherries, earth, light oak, vanilla, licorice, Indian spices, turmeric, curcumin, chocolates, pencil lead and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with sour cherries, red currants, bitter chocolates, light wood, spices, dark coffee, vegetables, herbs, peppercorn and alcohol.

Short finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very interesting red wine from Arizona. Still young and a little hot, but I enjoyed the fruity nose.

Good right out of the bottle and feels like a bolder Southern Italy red.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and meats. Will pair nicely with pizza.

15.3% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$37.


Aridus Wine Company Viognier 2018, Arizona



Yellow in color with a light golden hue.

Pretty nose of citrus, lemons, apples, light apricots, white flowers and light honey.

Medium plus in body and refreshing, with medium acidity.

Very dry on the palate with grapefruits, pears, melons, spices and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking Viognier from Arizona. Crisp and refreshing. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

A good pool wine and good for parties.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and smoked salmon.

12.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.

Aridus Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Arizona

Pale lemon in color.

Fruity nose of lemons, citrus, pineapples, minerals, kiwifruit, light white flowers, green apples and white pepper.

Medium-plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemon juice, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices, limes, tropical fruits and pineapples.

Nice length on the finish with tangy limes.

This is a very tasty surprise. This is my first Arizona wine and that’s a good start.

An easy drinking and well balanced Sauvignon Blanc. Tangy and enjoyable by itself or with food.
Neither tart nor bitter, just the way I like it.

Good right out of the bottle and good as a sipping wine.

I had it all by itself, by the lake.

12.4% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.