Wine lover in NYC with particular obsession with Napa. Founding member, Wine Nerd Herd.
Thank you for the recommendation @Martin G Rivard - such a lovely place and this was delicious. Sadly my phone died right after I took this picture all my notes are based on a fuzzy memory after quite a few “tastings”. But of all the roses I had In Provence, this was the one we wanted to bring home! — 16 days ago
To quote @Mike R this had us smiling from ear to ear. A completely balanced, yet complex wine. Layers of cassis and kirsch on the nose, dark fruits - blueberry, blackberry - mingle with cigar box and wet rock (in such a good way) on the palate. Medium bodied - it’s not terribly viscous - but super integrated tannins and acid. I loved this wine. LOVED. Sweet spot for sure. — a month ago
Sticking with Shibumi Knoll tonight and moving to their Cab. To me, this is classic TRB-style Cabernet at a fraction of what some of his other cabs cost. The nose is a touch earthy, hints of tobacco, vanilla, and leather. The palate is explosive with black bramble fruits with a silky, long finish. Incredible balance and integration. Even better, this was pop and poured. — a month ago
Loved this South African blend (64% Shiraz, 15% Mourvèdre, 9% Petite Sirah, 9% Grenache, 3% Tannat). At 12 years old, this was drinking perfectly. Dark and concentrated in the glass, the nose was full on baking spices. The palate delivered bold dark red fruit, in a silky texture.
Our neighbors have a home in South Africa and are introducing us to some local wines that are delicious but sadly hard to find in the US - if anyone knows where to find this please drop me a line in the comments! This would be a superb every day drinker. — a month ago
I know wine preferences are subjective, but I found this to be super disappointing. Perhaps my expectations were too high, perhaps it was an off bottle, maybe I opened it too soon, or perhaps Saturn wasn’t aligned with Venus - who knows - but I’ve had prior vintages that blew me away but not this one (which everyone seems to love?). Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, just not sing it from the mountain top good to me. — a month ago
I’m training for the NYC marathon and haven’t been posting so much - apparently, despite my arguments to the contrary, drinking a bottle of wine doesn’t count as carb-loading...
I opened this three (3!) days ago and today it’s singing. Definitely age-worthy or suggest decanting young. Seriously. This is vintage is 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc and spends some time in oak. Incredible richness and tropical fruit flavors with a distinct minerality. The acid is quite strong and honestly was almost overpowering on day one for my taste. But it kept getting better with some time open. As good as this is today, I can’t wait to try it again in 2 years. — a month ago