Wine temperature snob and 20+year veteran of the restaurant industry. (The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V's, Yard House, LongHorn, Bahama Breeze, Hard Roc...
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Good friends who know you, always know what to bring over! The Cabernet Franc from Ehlers is always a great accompaniment for really good lamb or steak. Tonight it was lamb with shaved black truffles from legendary Florida chef Norman Van Aken’s 1921 restaurant. It all came together beautifully!
Friends, atmosphere, service, food and wine! — a month ago
Been a few years since my last G Major 7. But it is as great as I remembered...maybe better! Even though a 2014, The nose was tight but the feel was silky. From red rocky soil on the Eastern side of Oakville, it is balanced and the complexity changes in the glass. — a month ago
Another night, another amazing wine from Thomas Rivers Brown. We ran into him at the vineyard, but luckily all he wanted to talk about was cars! Even though he is an Aston Martin fan, he just picked up this new Mercedes AMG GLE 63S, and was enjoying it thoroughly. So since we did not talk about this wonderful wine, I am plagiarizing their website for tasting notes...which are spot on. “Located just off Hwy 29, north of the town of St. Helena, lies the Tournahu Vineyard. Rocky with exceptional drainage, wines from this vineyard tend toward a mix of powerful fruit and bright acidity. Velvet-like in texture, the wine covers the entire palate in a silky mix of red & black fruit. With additional time in the glass, a creosote-like minerality appears in the mid palate as a harbinger of things to come. A thrilling wine to drink now, those with patience will be rewarded as additional layers of complexity emerge 4-5 years post vintage. A wine & vineyard worthy of our first single vineyard designate.” — a month ago
Wow! With the release of the 2015’s this week, I decided to try one of the 2014’s that I have been hiding away. Wow! I know it is young, but Thomas Rivers Brown makes it accessible early on. Smooth and balanced. Complexity is there and layers are there....that will be even better with time. — a month ago