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A nose of young green cherry bark.
Pom juice with blue fruits, tarragon, touched it roasted oregano. A touch of vanillin on the back end, with fruit skin.
Mid to heavier weight, with a solid fruit/tannin ratio. An innovative and iconic wine. Always worth having one on deck.
— 2 days ago
Earthenware baked blackberry scones.
A hint of saline, bramble flavors of smoked dark berry, medium to heavy bodied, dark herbs like horehound, anise, fennel.
Dark, tangy fruits, lots of Dark
In this wine, and all the great kind, expected in a good Rhône.
— 9 days ago
Young and fresh.
Vanilla cake topped with a berry compote, that’s what this nose has to tell.
Soft candied fruitcake fruits, yet only a hint. This quickly turns into Pom and cherry, no sugar added type of juice, with just enough barrel aging to temper these fresh fruits. Some of that lovely popsicle stick tannic /acidity blend to bring up the back end. A lovely wine, if you give it some air time. A couple of hours in, and it is drinking perfect. — 23 days ago
Freshly opened pomegranate. Great nose, good fruit.
Cherry, cranberry, sugar free fruit flavors, easy oak, with an interesting sour sop like acid that lingers, for a good while.
What appears to be a little watery at first, comes together after the first couple of glasses. One must attune the pallet to the wine at hand.
This, is a solid wine. — 7 days ago
Deep nose of an old tabacco shop, where some of the boxes are covered in layers of old dust from the smoke and ash. A hint of animal pelt.
Dark berries - cherry, boysenberry. Dried plum that is Touched by Anise, basil, a touch of mountain salt.
The very long lasting finish is fuerte y suave at the same time, with a bouncing acidity between the staves last remarks.
I love this wine. And always seem to find a bottle on my shelf. — 24 days ago
Lovely crushed berries make up the nose, like a jam making factory at first pressing.
Fruit leather black raspberry, Ouzo like anise, grit from the cherry pit, blanched plum.
Ending in tonsil smacking cedar stave,
Love the push for Cab franc in the fertile glacier hewn soils of South America. — 8 days ago
Hazelnuts and crushed berry seeds a strong nose, and one that reflect this area very well.
Bright at the front, sharp with pomegranate,
raspberry, hints of almond, Thai basil, root
, Fresh gunpowder tea.
A big wine that is still not tempered by time. Strapping tannins, a large presence in the glass, and a standing ovation from the crowd.
Could have used another 10 years. Yum.
— 16 days ago
Strawberry cotton candied bramble of a nose.
Light bodied, with colorful layers of acidity. Specific, precise fruits show themselves one by one, bing cherry, fresh off the bush raspberry, fresh off the bush blueberry, hints of cola. The acidity is so well integrated, it picks up dead center and follows through way past the end, a finish to a finish, if you would. This is an excellent wine. Cris and Tom have never let me down. — 21 days ago
A nose that is reminiscent of a sunrise at a farm. Wet hay drying.
Raspberry, persimmon, borscht, herbs that err to the side of citrus like, medium bodied and bright mouthful of a great vintage, and a well made wine. The oak well integrated, though could use another year or two. A toast to MLK today. — a month ago