Wine stuffs & booze traveler. Asst. Winemaker Napa: Harvests in St. Helena, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Lucia Highlands, Saint-Estephe BDX, Casablanca Chile, Cha...
Fruity on the palate. Horse manure/hay on the aromatics. If that's your jam. — 2 days ago
I am always skeptical when I see a few somms who give high scores to natural wine labels and wonder if they have some kind of connection with the winemakers. Day 1: bright red fruit, sweet VA, faint herbal aromas and smoked game character, fresh cranberry and sour cherry on palate. Out the gates it literally tasted like fruit punch/grape drank with no sweetness, lacking in structure or depth. After a few minutes a subtle richness lightly poked you on the palate. After even more time more VA and slight ethyl acetate peaked out from under the layers of blankets. For the price, I'd rather drink a 10-12€ Languedoc or Côté de Catalan. Was intrigued by the story, but it felt like a 2 minute romp in the sheets and left expecting much, much more....and with a deep sigh I resorted to self stimulation. Not sure about even giving it a 2nd chance on Day 2 in fear of getting played again. Day 2 - I got burned again and wondered why I let myself get into another walk off shame scenario. Had my guys test it on the Foss later that day and it registered 0.82 for VA. — 2 years ago
Pretty aromatics, simple table wine like on the palate. — 9 months ago
Anthony had this a year ago
Anthony had this 2 years ago
More VA than blood or flowers and taste like a sour beer, if you like that sort of thing for your wine. Maybe that is what they were going for here, even with food at Theorita it was not quaffable and lacked any further complexity. Not one person at the table enjoyed their glass and we moved on from that bottle. It has me wondering why hipsters like their 'natural' wines with more faults than the state of California. #sheepgobaaa — 10 months ago
Just enough oak, just enough acidity, just enough creaminess, more tropical notes than I prefer for a chard, especially Sonoma coast.....just enough points — 2 years ago