Former wine retail sales, buyer and importer. Former wannabe online wine purveyor. Current wine drinker.
This has greatly improved over the past 3 years in bottle. On the nose, funky overripe pears, fresh apple cider and petrol. In the mouth... all kinds of weirdness...in a good way. Pear, wet rock, forest shrubs after a rain (we called them “mountain misery” when I grew up - I don’t know what they are really called). High acid, long finish. This producer is one of the most interesting in the US. — 7 days ago
On the lighter side for a Douro. High toned red fruit, leather, tannins high acid. Medium finish. Alcohol was noticeable, even if lower than expected. — a month ago
Well aged and classic BDX. On the nose, rose hips, dusty red fruit and forest. In the mouth, red fruit, dried flowers and noticeable secondary flavor characteristics. Still some tannin left, even after 2 hours in a decanter. Medium-long finish. I don’t think you need (or should) wait much longer for this one. — 22 days ago
Not a terrible wine, but way outside of what I normally drink...or enjoy...or recommend. COVID has limited my quality wine intake. Certainly manipulated, heavy oak, lack of any varietal characteristics. That being said, perfectly drinkable, just don’t ruminate on it. — 18 days ago
Very correct Riesling... but the sharp high acid with the sweetness level makes me wonder if there was some manipulation? If not - then bravo for picking at the perfect time. It’s very well made - good fruit and great minerality. Medium finish. Good QPR. Absolutely would drink again. — 25 days ago
Reminds me of a lovely early summer’s day, when it’s not too hot, but warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. Restrained and light - not a typical Central California rose. Light red fruit on the nose, minerals and red fruit in the mouth. High acid. Moderate length. 11.9% alcohol....Very refreshing and good QPR. — a month ago