White flowers, peaches, a bit of strawberry. Palate is on the heavier, almost oily side. Med- acidity and some notable phenolic bitterness and touch of minerality.
Not as good as their GSM rosé IMO. I prefer a bit more acidity and less weight. — 4 months ago
Dark fruits with a velvety mouthfeel, soft tannins and good acidity. Ripe but elegant. Was hoping for a bit more complexity though. — 6 months ago
Quite a fresh nose with seashell, lemon, a touch of oak in the background. Palate is actually somewhat oily with citrus fruit, orchard fruit, and a bit of phenolic bitterness. Any oak or ML notes are in the distant background.
Pretty good stuff. Nice to see this style coming from Oz. — 7 months ago
Strawberry, plum, cassis, chocolate. Palate is ripe fruit and a bit confected. Reminds me a bit of those hard strawberry candies with the wrapper that is made to look like one. Low acidity and tannins.
The fruit character is very nice, but lacking some complexity and structure that would make it a great wine. — 8 months ago
Lots of ripe, candied red fruit character with a bit of woodsy, minty quality. Mild acidity and tannin. Solid example of this style. Not as complex as some of the ones I've had from Veneto, bit still good. — 4 months ago
Fruity with citrus, faint red fruit candy, and great acidity. Super tasty and quaffable. One of my favorite sub $15 wines period. — 6 months ago
Nose of black cherry, pomegranate, black pepper, iron, licorice, and something that reminds me of animals...in a good way. Very Bandol like. Palate is rich and structured with dark fruit, spice, good acidity, and somewhat bitter, course tannins. Alcohol is well hidden.
Rustic and wild, but still rich and complex. I really dig this style, but I understand why not everyone would be on board. — 7 months ago
Cassis, grilled beef, pepper, oak spice, pencil shaving, chocolate. Complex nose.
Palate of sour cherry, cranberry, asphalt, cocoa powder, black tea. Medium body, medium acidity, and slightly course tannins.
A bit on the thin side for the beef heart I'm eating, but still nice and complex with excellent balance and oak integration. Might have opened it a few years early. — 4 months ago
Lemon, honey, petrol, steely minerality, and even a beery maltiness. Med+ acidy. RS contributes more to mouthfeel than anything. Zippy and delicious. — 6 months ago
Definitely some Rhône varietal typicity on the nose. Cassis, steak juice, olive, dill, mocha, vanilla. Good balance of fruit and oak on the palate. Dark fruits predominate with a good amount of complexity similar to the notes on the nose. Chocolate, olive, vanilla, toasty oak, black tea. Medium acidity and surprisingly soft, smooth tannins considering this is mostly petite sirah.
Not having this with a porterhouse, but instead a ribeye. Still hittin' the spot. — 8 months ago