First of all, beautiful packaging. Nose has some nice red fruit that evolves into cherry preserves with a touch of black pepper.
Palate is more of the same plus some violet and enough sour cherry acidity to keep things balanced. Tannins are soft and supple. Perhaps a touch of balsamic volatile acidity.
Quite a pleasant wine that was nice with a laid back Sunday brunch. Goes down quite easily. — a day ago
Nose is ripe red fruit with some underlying spice.
Ripe (but not cooked) strawberries and cherries on the initial palate with some acidity to balance and soft tannins finishing it out. Touch of cranberry on the finish.
Nice juicy Garnacha with great ripeness without being over the top. A bit simple, but hides the alcohol well and perfect for some mid week roasted chicken. — a month ago
Nose is red flowers namely roses with some underlying spice/herbs. A bit challenged on the aroma.
Palate has some strawberries and earthiness up front with some ripe orange and a mixture of sweetness and acidity mid way through. Finish has some subtle sweet bell pepper flavor, but overall definitely dry.
Fun, interesting little sparkler. Has some interesting food pairing potential. — 2 months ago
Nose is baked clay, top soil, green vegetables, black pepper, black cherry, plum, and cocoa powder.
Lots of ripe black cherries and plum open up the palate with some sour cherry and chocolate midway finishing with some gravely minerality. Acidity and tannin are soft and pleasant and balance the fruit nicely.
Really tasty stuff and for $10?! One of the best (if not the best) wines I've had at this price point. Midweek pasta here we come. — 16 days ago
Nose is camp fire, pepper, sea breeze, and some faint lemon peel.
Pretty dry up front with big spice/pepper notes. Smoke builds on palate and crescendos in a salty smoked bacon note with some lemon pith. Long, savory finish.
An Islay beauty. Not as much malt or wood sweetness as others, but really nice brine notes and plastic phenolic notes are subdued. Yum. — a month ago
Fairly reductive on the nose at first, but as it gets some air, it evolves into a smokey, meaty aroma. Not much fruit on the nose, but perhaps some violet.
Good amount of juicy strawberry fruit up front, but not overly ripe. Medium tannin with a touch of black tea finish it out. Noticable alcohol.
Solid medium+ body wine with good fruit, structure, and balance. Somewhat simple but still enjoyable. — 2 months ago
Really lovely sparkler that's lean, minerally, lemony, green appley and dry. Touch of yeast notes (slight nutty/buttery essence) on the nose even. Paired lovely with oven baked dover sole with a brown butter lemon sauce. — 22 days ago
Nose is lemon peel, minerals, and an intriguing hay/crushed barley undertone.
Again citrus and mineral dominate with some white flower notes and a touch of lingering pear. Medium acidity adds some freshness.
Clean and crisp with an intriguing nose. Easy wine that's not too challenging for a summer day and fresh salad. — a month ago
Nose is pear, lemon peel, floral hops, and a touch of Belgian yeast clove and fennel. Quite pretty.
Quite a lot of hops on the palate which mostly come across as the noble, floral type. A bit of ester comes in mid way and finish is super dry with a touch of spice and mild bitterness. Great creamy mousse on the mouthfeel with a touch of astringency.
Very dry quaffer that would be great with mild cheese or salad. Hoppier and less yeasty than I remember, but that's the RR way. — a month ago
Nose is very pretty. Honey, white flowers, touch of characteristic petrol/beach ball with some pear. Maybe even some richer butter or nutty notes.
Palate is more of that pear/apple pomme fruit with mild to moderate acidity with a touch of nutty bitterness on the finish. Bubbles are nice and creamy.
Effortless to drink. Even though it's winter, my mind goes to sunny days outside with picnic fare. Wished it had a bit more acidity. — 2 months ago