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Light on color, not so on taste. Nerello Mascalese is one of those deceptive grapes like that. The acidity is so very bright but the body just silky enough to compliment it. Love this wine. The minerals and grapefruit hit you up front but here is a chaser of peach and cherry pit. I wish I had pie to eat with it. — 8 days ago
Okay so I LOVED their Les griottes rosé. If I were into greener flavors like the cab franc loving clientele of east side LA I'd be down but...I like a riper more berry rich gamay. In terms of other elements, as I suspected, Chermette is on point: the smooth mellow tannins, the sharp acid and the hint of some berries ripening are for the most point balanced. Maybe I got this too late and the berries should be brighter. Maybe it is too soon and the green pepper should mellow. Not sure, but I'm not giving up on Chermette as I have loved most everything I've had before from them. — 15 days ago
Eeeek I mean when friends bring you Jamaican "wine" you say yes please. Fortunately all said friends said with me "uhhhh no except maybe in a mixed drink!" That being said I'd call it along the lines of a mixing rum: the molasses, the orange, the spice, yet all needing to be sipped by in a broader concoction than itself by itself — a month ago
Acquired via Garagiste this was the way to round off a night of tasting whites of varying strength/viscousity. May be the last Gamay I jump into for a while so @Gary Westby this is for you. A touraine gamay? How could I resist. It has all the freshness of a Chinon with the added floral and red berry note of your typical Fleurie or even a Morgon. It is not a shy wine. The licorice notes ride underneath the red berries and hint o' flowers and the there is the stone that makes you contemplate what the heck soil this was in precisely? Anyone? Seems slate-y to me. The blue-stone notes back up the berry/floral/licorice notes fantastically. The tannins are medium, the acid is medium and all Over I can't believe this wine was less than ten bucks?!!! I will be keeping Domaine du Rin du Bois on my watchlist. A WTF amazing deal. — 10 days ago
Tasted several of the Saarloos tonight-thanks @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher going to Silver Lake Wine's tastings may be a habit that sticks...but because Silver Lake Wine is interesting, the wines also interesting and the company...also dang interesting this habit may stick. Saarloos marches to the beat of their own drummer. At least on the label. On the tongue, they are recognizably Californian indy wines and that is NOT a bad thing. As for the Syrah wines, I found them to be Rhone rangers plus Cali cool. A good balance of the funk plus the ripe all together. Done. I'll take more but also want to think about them a touch longer than average. The I-wanna-think factor is important to a nerd like me. Why did I not snag another bottle of this at the tasting? *kicks self,doesn't even enjoy the pain* — 13 days ago
Oh mygosh on a scale of one to pastille heaven I might rate this as an eight point nine plus, a few bonus unofficial point stops in a swamp of bramble and raspberry bush. A ripe swamp.,Love it. It could be I am a gamay nut but I dug this heartily. If I were eating steak? Oh no. Not even with a soy sauce-braised tempeh extravaganza. But for sipping, with a pal, with-let me recommend---a nice soft pretzel (welcome to my heavenly LA life) and YAS. That's the stuff — 24 days ago