Greek Wines 4/25/19
Pavlidis Thema White Drama 2017. Pale yellow color, citrusy nose but soft finish. This blend of Assyrtiko and Sauvignon Blanc grapes drinks much softer than you would expect from a Sauv Blanc blend.
papagiannakos Assyrtiko Attiki 2018. Pale yellow, slight nose of pepper and honeydew melon. Very minreal-driven but with soft stonefruit on the palate. Textural from minerality, lemony citrus finish.
Gaia Thalassitis Assyrtiko Santorini 2017. Pale color, “gassy” aromas from volcanic soil. Heavy-ish texture courtesy of the grapes and soil.
Agyros Estate Aidani Cyclades 2017 . pale color, dry, with some acidity.
Pavlidis Thema Red Drama 2017. Blend of 40% Agygortiko/ 60% Syrah.. Juicy nose and fruit, mild tannin wiht spicy finish.
Papaggiannakos Retsina, Mesogaia 2017. Forget what you think you know about Retsina. No indications of pine tar here. On the palate, a distincy flavor of root vegetables (maybe parsnips?) in an earthy sort of way.