Wine Director at The Morrell Wine Group
Remarkably pretty crushed strawberry and cherry tones with lifting minerality, hints of rosemary and spice. On the palate, I found silky textures with a mix or red and black fruits, hints of bitter herbs and a bump of brisk acidity. It finished long, lingering on tart black fruits and mineral earth tones. — 12 days ago
The 2015 Old Vines #zinfandel from #Bedrock displayed an intense bouquet mixing ripe blue and black fruits with smoke, minerals and grilled herbs. On the palate, I found silky textures offset by zesty spices and brisk acidity with black fruit and hints of Violette candies. It finished with medium-length and a mix of saturating dark fruits and spice. This is a remarkable value, punching well above it's price point. — a month ago
The bouquet was refined and dark, yet generous, displaying notes of plum and savory-spiced black cherry complemented by hints of dried roses, mint, fresh cedar and pine. On the palate, I found soft feminine textures with lively acidity and a hint of tannin perceivable only by a gentle tug it gave on my senses. A remarkably pretty and lifted mix of fresh strawberry, cedar and mint washed across the senses, following into the long finale, where hints of light tannin saturated the senses as inner floral tones and dry cherry extract seemed to linger on.
After a two hour double decant back into bottle, the 2008 Albe is showing gorgeously and open for business. In 2015 I called this a ten year wine, and I'm happy to say that it's maturing right on schedule. What a beautiful Barolo. — a month ago
Brighter and more tense then the Mirabia with strawberry, sweet herbs, lifting florals and minerals. It was zesty on the palate with saline-infused cherry, herbs and hints of spice. The finish was remarkably fresh with lasting florals and hints of red licorice. — 12 days ago
The 2000 Lynch Bages is showing beautifully tonight with undergrowth up front, wild herbs, marine-inspired minerality, hints of brown sugar and crushed strawberry. On the palate, I found silky textures with contrasting tart cherry, blackberry fruits, savory herbs, perfectly resolved tannin and brisk acidity. It finished with medium-length earthy minerals and dried red fruits. Gorgeous. — a month ago
Wow, what a bouquet, showing crushed cherry and strawberry mixed with wild herbs, yellow florals and crushed stone. It continued to open more and more over time. On the palate I found youthfully lean textures with tart black cherry, bitter herbs, zesty acidity and savory mineral tones. The finish was long hinting at bitter herbs and tart cherries. — 12 days ago
The nose was wonderfully perfumed, showing sweet cherry and strawberry with dusty spices, rosy floral tones, orange zest, hints of mint and underbrush. On the palate, I found feminine textures as juicy acidity added thrust with notes of dried strawberry, inner florals and moist earth tones filling the senses. Grippy tannin mounted with each sip, drying it's red berry fruits as they saturated the palate throughout the finish, along with lingering spice and red licorice which seemed to last for well over a minute.
I can only imagine how good this will be as it's textures fill out over time. For now it's incredibly pretty, refined and slightly understated. — 19 days ago
The nose was gorgeous and intense with dusty sweet minerality giving way to crushed cherry and raspberry. Classic dried florals and leather tones developed over time, along with hints of cinnamon, and clove. On the palate, I found a silky-soft expression with a mix of seductive red berry fruits and sweet herbs that coated the senses, yet maintained a juicy and vibrant core through brisk acidity. Hints of fine tannin lasted into the finish, along with dried strawberry and a twang of fresh sweet herbs. This is beautiful. — a month ago