Tag: Graciano

Aridus Wine Company Limited Production Graciano 2019, Arizona

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity on the nose with black plums, black currant, cooked cherries, spices, light wood, licorice, tobacco, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and tobacco leaf.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a very nice Graciano from Arizona.

Showing nice complexity at this point. Tangy, fruit forward and interesting. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

I had the 2018 a year ago, and this 2019 is so much better.

Good by itself as a sipping wine. The high alcohol is not apparent at all, so you better watch out.

I gave it an hour in a decanter to open up properly.

Paired very nicely with Italian Meats.

16.4% alcohol by volume.

91 points.


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.