Wine Ninja. "If the wine doesn't match the food, throw the food ...
A shy fruit nose,, a nod of the high heat.
Two meet, and the dance begins.
One has all the colors, red and black raspberries, pomegranate stem of rose.
The other, dapper with black - anise, mint, earth and stone. A step from one and a step from the other, a flit of the skirt, a tip of the hat, a bow, a kiss, a dip, , a spin, a tango of the fruit and tannins, the herbaceous and acidity. Plucked from the dance floor a touch too early, with many dances left.
Such is the life of wine in my cellar.
Great producer, consistently great wine. — a month ago
“One of the best dessert wines I have ever had” was mumbled about the table a few times from us. The age on this truly did it justice, and don’t be fooled by the color. Lots of bright fruit and acidity in here, lemon, tamarind, Texas ruby grapefruit, tangerine, good heft of body, this one was straight up for the soul. If you haven’t had a Kracher TBA, go get one. — a month ago
It really was not that long ago, this was one of the top producers in the valley. Still a classic standard.
Smells of soft ripened bramble fruit.
Tastes of well defined twigs and branches, light to medium body, hints of cotton candy, ripe plum, minty freshness.
Like a jazz standard. — 20 days ago
Wow! Another stunner that held together insanely well? And was agreed around the table could go for quite a while. Spicy eucalyptus, pine, with a strong structure that included non sulphured/sugared dried fruit leather, tabac, and Thai basil. Picture Keanu tasting this and saying “Whoa.” — a month ago
I have been really wanted to try this, after they were featured in A Decanter article.
The nose was like tinned fish and fresh tarragon, that erupted into a well rounded body of alpine berries, griddle fat, forest funk, and tiny little Tannins. Thanks. Les! — a month ago
Canned lychee and lime bring forward the aromatics here.
Heavy bodied wine with tropical style flavors, candied ginger, apricot jam, tangerine zest. A nice Gewurz with zippy acidity. Not as complex as some, yet enjoyable on a warm afternoon and perfect for a garden party. — 13 days ago