Ex- of Patz & Hall winery. Now working on new projects- Secret Door Winery and Maritana Vineyards. Explorer of old and new wines from near and far. Pictures and...
Had to explain today how good these 1970’s wines from Burgess Cellars were. I may not have immediately thought it was Pinot Noir but it clearly was an older wine with plenty of charisma. Back when most Pinot Noir was insipid and nondescript this one became something special. — 6 months ago
I have no idea why Benovia is not more widely recognized for their superb selection of wines. Regardless. This Zinfandel is beautiful- drinkable now with promise to gain with deep cellar time. Luxardo cherry, blackberries, chocolate and fine herb aromas lead to a precise and refreshing impression in the mouth. — 5 months ago
If you’ve never had it you won’t believe my rating. The essence of Zinfandel - loaded with cherry-liqueur tobacco, blackberry, fresh earth, leather, walnut, tar and yet still vibrating with life. A pleasure to drink. Obviously, storage is key - poorly stored bottles are not going to maintain these characteristics — 6 months ago