Somm certified, flowing through all the roles of the restaurant life in Carmel, CA. Amari has a warm place in my heart. And chest.
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Happy New Years y'all. For a Sancerre this is above par and I almost would say jaw-dropping. Not melon but cucumber. Tangerine, rocks in a river, acid is round not attacking. It's very feminine in personality and likely aged in old oak. I usually prefer more jump in my sauv Blancs but to be honest this is a perfect gulper that I can appreciate and burn through tonight. — 2 months ago
I've been blinded a few times on zin lately and they've thrown me off because I'm expecting high alcohol zin versus all this sub 13.5 zin. This is old school, juicy light peppery a lot of red cherried fruit and red florals. 12.9%. It's hard for me to say whether I like the big fat zin or the primitivo-esque style more. Believe these are from his own clones as well. — 8 days ago
$35 Barolo. What.... Coravined this the last three days to test it out, half a bottle left and tastes the same! Anyways multitude of cherries, currants, florality but not as strong as what I'm adjusted to. The wine overall implies elegance, the texture has some muscle. Some richness and some oak, with cocoa powder, turned soil, cassis, and raisins.
@Bill Bender Bill! I'm heading to San Diego for a few days this month. Email me if you want to grab food and share some wine!👍🏼👍🏼 — a month ago
I love I hope I pray to try 20 more of these in my life. Textbook amazing. Fresh peaches, mango, passion fruit, beautiful cantaloupe... the minerality is like a truck. Slow and steady on the palate. There is subtle neutral oak and this thin layer of malo on it. Poached honied pears and white flowers that feel like it's someone's wedding day on the nose. Youthful and amazing vintage in all rhone/burgundy. I opened this way too early but it feels like childhood in a bottle. Sold. — 17 days ago