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...
Well someone had to order this to end the night. Wasn’t me. I prefer a ruby port. However, after having the light effervescent sweetness of this Moscato, I was ok with this choice. Fun for the wife’s 21st annual 29th birthday cake. — 2 months ago
I always follow @Mike R , @Greg Ballington and @Roy Goble and drink what they drink!! I can’t believe this is my first Turnbull. Well I have been missing out. Yes it is young, but still very enjoyable! A classic go-to wine taste from the semi northern end of Napa Valley. I will be back for this one again later. — 2 months ago
I don’t see this available very often, so when you see it on the wine list, you grab it! (A shout out to the sommelier at Gotham Bar and Grill. He has elevated his list with some fantastic selections.) Feels great across the tongue as you taste more blackberry than blueberry. Dark and sexy. — 2 months ago
First time with this wine. Purchased a while back because...well Sam Kaplan (winemaker) highly suggested it. Wow! We gave it a good 1.5 hours in the decanter and it was worth the wait! Dark, deep purple in color and in taste. You can tell it has the Oakville area pedigree. Rich mouth feel, dark ripe fruit and a little dry cocoa on the end. Will be with owners Ron and Karen Davidowski on the Rhône next week, and want to shake their hands! Well done! — 19 days ago
Ok, this one has been tucked away long enough to try another bottle. It’s the wife’s 21st annual 29th birthday, so let’s be bold! We went to this vineyard in 2014 and picked up several of these bottles, even though our palette was already toast for the day. You could still taste something good to come. Some smokiness and earthiness at first. Then the black cherry and mocha dryness came next. Nice finish. I still think there is a good 10 years to go on this vintage, so I will be back in 5 years for the next opening. — 2 months ago
I gotta say that this was probably wine of the night. Probably the pork tenderloin with mole is one of the reasons. A heavier Pinot Noir than most with a smooth velvet roll across the tongue. Nice sharp fruits and a relaxed acidity. Darker color than most other Pinot Noirs as well. The color immediately tells you that this is going to be a different Pinot experience. — 2 months ago
Surprisingly, this one was not as big as the Futo. I am a big fan of anything from Prichard Hill and was intrigued seeing this one on the list. Gave it an hour to open up and had a fantastic ribeye to pair it with! In retrospect, I think I would have flipped the sequence. (All bullshit aside on sequencing, this is still an amazing wine and I am just being anal).. The color was still a nice deep violet with strong dark fruits. Great pedigree with Helen Turley on the planting and David Abreu on the vineyard management. What could ever go wrong? — 2 months ago