Winemaker, Bridlewood Estate Winery.
Clear, bright garnet in colour showing clove, wild strawberry and red currant notes on the nose. The palate is light and juicy with some lovely subtle chalky tannins that keep it well poised in the red wine (rather than rosé) camp. Pretty decent length. A great reminder that natural wines don’t have to be flawed (and shouldn’t be when crafted by a professional). — 2 months ago
Although it was late in the evening (or at least it felt that way- it was actually about 8pm) this wine impressed. Everything that I love about Santa Rita Hills (earth, ocean and smoke) elegantly wrapped in some very restrained oak. Classy. — 2 months ago
Hailing from one of my favourite (sandy) sites in Santa Barbara County I was excited to try this wine. Mainly because I really want to find a wine that I hate made by Adam Tolmach. This wasn’t it. The guy is a pro and there’s no doubt that I’m jealous of him. This wine needed time to open in the glass. Caught at a slightly awkward stage I’d like to revisit this wine to witness the evolution with age. Wet dirt and dark berries are the way to my Syrah lovin’ heart. — 2 months ago