Scientist, professor, and wine enthusiast (not necessarily in that order). Enjoys sharing great wines with my wife and friends...
A nice example of aglianico from Giornata in Paso. Blackberries on the nose with hints of earth, even at 7 years and after decanting, this still comes across as pretty youthful on the palate. Not as good as what you’ll find in Campagna...but still pretty tasty, a great match with paparadelle with wild boar ragut at a great Italian restaurant off of Spring Street in Paso...but pales in comparison to the best part of that photo! — 9 days ago
Wow. A great wine from Cris Cherry at Villa Creek, this 2008 syrah/mourvedre/grenache blend is drinking absolutely perfectly right now. Really sweet nose of candied blackberries coupled with some earthy undertones. The tannins ate totally resolved and leave a sweet (but not cloying) palate that has an impressive amount of fruit for a 10-year-old wine. Not sure how much longer this will last given the tannin profile...but I also can’t imagine it drinking any better than it is right now. — 2 days ago
Okay, this is the most most profound incarnation of Greece’s signature liquor that I’ve ever had. The Metaxa Angel’s Treasure is a 50-year-aged version of their premier distillate, and it is awesome. A hypothetical hybrid between an aged congnac and a brilliant aged single malt, this is a brilliant expression of this drink (and siginificantly better than the riserva, which I used to think was the top of the heap). Absolutely awesome. — 13 days ago
A terrific wine from Riley Hubbard (assistant winemaker at Desperada who now has her own label). Great delineation on the palate enveloped by nice fruit, this wine has a beautiful profile in terms of its fruit/acidity balance. The finish is a bit clipped, but I suspect these edges will round out with some time in bottle. This is an unpolished gem in Paso: try it for yourselves!!! — 10 days ago