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A truly surprising, rich and rounded experience. Cedar on the nose with an approach the velvety-but-well underpinned with tannins that are pronounced but born naturally into the rhythm of the wine. There’s an unusual rhythm here that leads to a memorable, cherry-smoked finish. — 8 days ago
The '13 vintage was a boon to the entire west-coast, and the Dominio "Love Lies Bleeding" makes that clear from sip numero uno. Even from the first glass (sans decant) the "Love Lies Bleeding" gently wraps its way around the palate with a delightfully soft approach that's backed with a real substance of juicy cherry and extremely fine tannins to frame it.
Between the subtlety and softness of the nose and the vibrant fruit that's un-wrapped right upon touching the tongue- I would have been fooled into thinking this an example of something from California if poured blind.
— a month ago
Lush and rich without being too sappy. — 3 months ago
With every wine I try from Barone Ricasoli I become more of a fan. Rich and bold while (patiently) revealing a deeper presence, depth and character. As it stretches out it exhibits more and more of its strengths. It becomes a fulfilling conversation to have. — 11 days ago
Bought this with my own coin- extremely glad I did. While young, the Small Lot Cab Franc from Jake Busching opens on the nose more clearly than any number of Bordeaux that I have been lucky enough to try along its price point. In short: it’s masterful. The approach is a mouth-coating and luscious experience with depth for days and a personality that identifies more than simply a “Virginia Red”- but that of its own distinct and important character.#thjbeproud — a month ago
How does it do this? A rich-&-yet-delightful blend of Petit Verdot & _Tannat, aged in “Minnesota Oak”. Which somehow turns this blend from “gum-ripping” to... freaking profoundly plush, smooth, and intense without a shred of... violence. #justfindit
#outstanding — 25 days ago
A surprisingly easy-going sleeper that may still be on your favorite shelf, if you’re lucky. The Syrah and Merlot work in a wonderful harmony and hit the “Simple note” in all the right ways. A soft but rich approach follows a truly intriguing nose. The aroma seems to be spelled out by the Merlot, and the length of is follows along the lines of the Syrah. As it breathes and opens it really does reach to new levels- and I am genuinely impressed. While it cheap, the Promis brings something to the table that (I think) is unique. It’s a brilliant little blend that’s going to be winning hearts at a price point that Gaja, for the moment, is clearly and delightfully dipping into.
— a month ago
Got this one gratis from a friend of mine. A 1989 Pinot from Victoria, freakin’ AUSTRAAAAALIA.
#now I’ve had some older pinots from those parts so I knew it wasn’t a joke and thankfully what I knew did indeed come true. It’s joyous, fascinating juice.
The rich, thick maroon color to it lays bare its time on this planet, and the nose itself alone provides a complexity that only age can allow. the palate is an evolutionary joy from rich bing cherries to a more established wink to those who know.
@totallysurprisedandlovingeveryswig — 4 months ago