Wine Ninja. "If the wine doesn't match the food, throw the food ...
A nose of alpine berries
Decanted for 4 hours, as it’s such a young wine for this region, medium to heavier bodied with a rounded mouthfeel. Austere in its own right, this has flavors akin to raspberry, blueberry, white stone, anise acidity and firm, yet forgiving tannins.
French Merlot for the win.
— 2 days ago
Grenache - Mourvèdre - Carignan
Lightly fragrant of wild mountain flowers and decomposition.
Moss, stone, raspberry, some licorice, menthol, and a touch of a clove cigarette.
Good weight, a very filling mouthfeel.
My heart, tonight, lies within the Rhone.
🍷 — 14 days ago
Proceeds from this wine go to a clinic that helps people on the Walla Walla region, with no questions asked. Damn socialism is helping out migrant workers who help grow the grapes for the wines I love.
I can only hope that sounded sarcastic,
A great wine for a great cause.
Fresh bog fruits, pencil lead, slate, tarragon, a hint of merengue. Good wine, great cause, nuff’ said. — a month ago
Tight - needs some time to open.
Smells of caramelized fig -
Heavy in body, a touch of barnyard at the start, to evolve into a tart trail mix, low powdery tannins, medium acidity, a fine wine for the eve.
Update - this particular batch was Brett heavy, and never opened up to reveal any fruits.
— 12 days ago
Cigar box - my kind of waft!
Stewed prune, cranberry, cherry, cedar wrapped blackberry. Some medium to heavy weight. I have had several vintages and this is the oldest, and easiest drinking now. Bang for the buck - WA wine is fantastic.
Happy Friday ! — a month ago
Fragrant mountain fruit
A few hours of airtime, as per my usual.
Some tropical notes at first sip - Shea, coconut, this opens the floor up for debate on what comes next, is it the dark chocolate cherry, or cacao nibs with red stone fruits? Hard to say, except the finish is even, tannin acid balance is quite nice.
Overall this is an amazing Cab Franc. — 11 days ago
Smells of dark cherry and black pepper.
Medium bodied with loads of fresh cracked peppercorns by, sour cherry, alder plank. A great RdD (Ribera del Duero)wine for the price, hints of star anise, some saline, and of course, river stone.
A nice way to celebrate C-19 shot #2.
— 15 days ago
What can I say? I am a sucker for CDP. Especially when the wine has more than just Grenache/Syrah.
When I was last in this region, talking to farmers, they were pulling up all the lovely 13 by law slotted varietals, for just two. Because they tolerated heat more.
That aged wine smell. Weighty, and delicious. Cedar wrapped Blackberry, a bite of a while pomegranate, lithe, fruit, skin and seed.
A wonderful mouth filling experience, with some lip smacking tannic overtures.
— a month ago