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September 05, 2006



I found the G-5 at the local Whole Foods, and concur (as usual) with your positive view of this wine. We paired it up with some barbeque beef and chicken (from the meals ready to eat section at Whole Foods), and it was a great accompaniment, so I would add that to the list of foods the winen pairs well with.

Richard Gagnon

Sorry to be soooo slow responding. All new to me. I've seen little or no variations within vintages. All G series are '05, and pretty hot stuff. Check out Steve Tanzer's reviews.

Joe McCarthy

Welcome to the blogosphere!

Great first post ... not least because two of the wines you mentioned (G-5 and Ludovicus) are two I've enjoyed as well. G-6 and Portal are now on my "to try" list (though living 3000 miles away, I'll try to find them locally).

My favorite Spanish red is the Juan Gil (Monastrell), although a comment made on my blog post about the 2002 vintage suggested that there is significant variation across vintages. Any comment on the vintage variations you've seen on the wines you review on this post? Also, are they G series all from the same vintage? Thanks.

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