The 2015 vintage is just drinking beautifully now. Mineral driven with buttery but restrained oak and ample fresh stone fruits.
Do you know that the chard placed 3rd in the Judgement of Paris? — 9 days ago
To all the mothers: Happy Mother’s Day!
Celebrating Mother’s Day at home. Probably the most balanced NV Rose champagne. — 16 days ago
The nose was quite complex for a bottle in the price range, opening up with cassis, raspberry, bell pepper, and light barnyard, then turned to incense, vanilla, cured meat, and mint. The entry was soft yet bright, with fig and spice coming on strong on the mid palate. Fine elegant tannins.
This Primus is in its prime. — 22 days ago
A friend brought this for me to try. I had their Leyenda bottling before, and loved it. This is equally impressive. Slightly ripe black fruits core with lots of earthy elements. Beautiful round acidity and very polished tannins.
I could not believe this only cost about $15.00! — 11 days ago
Ripe apple, lime, wet hay, and light chalky minerals complement of the oaky nose. On the palate it has more stone fruit flavor, with fresh acidity and nice texture. Finish is clean and crisp.
Catena is always dependable. — 17 days ago
375ml. This is a fine Muscat punching way above its price point. Brandy, molasses, creme brûlée, orange peel, toffee, caramel....Rich and sweet, but so smooth!
Had this probably about 10 years ago, and it give me a long lasting impression. Wonder why it took me so long to taste it again! — a month ago
This entry level red from the winery is a beauty. Blueberry, raspberry, lavender, black pepper, roasted coffee beans, and hint of licorice. On the palate it’s a bit jammy but with round acidity to balance it out. Dark chocolate and thyme too.
The 2017 is a blend of 45% Petite Sirah, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cab. — 14 days ago
Very aromatic with peach, honeysuckle, fresh cut grass, white flower, and light tropical fruits. The medium to full body is fresh and richly textured, but lack lacks flower. Nice hint of seashell on the back palate.
The fruit is supposedly from the vineyard/farm where Michel Chapoutier lives, in IGP Collines Rhodaniennes. — 20 days ago