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Drinking window is now. Israeli Syrah needs to be in the conversation. Displays exotic spices of mace and allspice but keeps its symmetry with blueberries and hanging gyro meat. Where this separates itself from the Rhône Valley or Washington is it’s unique numbing character. The finish leaves your palate with the same sensation Szechuan peppercorns demonstrate. Structured tannins accentuate it’s fleshiness and edginess. Savory lovers unite on this one. — 2 days ago
Bleeding strawberries, creamy mulberries, rhubarb, black tea, dandelion, and tree bark. Funky floral nose that still prevails gracefully. Village quality doesn’t seem to ever disappoint; especially 2015’s. You can pretty much get this anywhere and be confident it will beat out a lot at this price point. — a month ago
Demonstrating finesse and restrain amidst dazzling strawberry and cranberry soaked cedar plank. The bouquet stays alluring as the core of the wine retains gravel, pine nut, and shaved ham. Tannins grip just enough to pull the palate together. Finish progresses into notes of Rooibos tea and ruby red grapefruit. Showcases a style of winemaking that stays honest to the art of winemaking. — 2 days ago
5-years = baby fat gone. Elevated acidity is there because of 2013. Honestly, I would blind this as a village quality, warm vintage Burgundy. Goes to show you that vintage and properly storing a bottle can dictate a lot about quality and character in a wine’s life. — a month ago
Warm raspberries, ripe black cherries, blueberries, black olives, spearmint, sweet tobacco leaf, graphite, and clove. Crazy ripe fruit on the bouquet, juicy mid-palate, finish that’s covered in dark chocolate and yerba maté, and all wrapped up in supple tannins. New world nose with an old world finish.
#nakedwines — 21 days ago
Explodes on the palate. Cranberry and creamy sour cherry progresses into underbrush, mushroom, iris and cigar box. The nose gets fleshy and herbal. Rosemary shows strength on the finish. Fine-grained tannins are alluring and persistent. Juicy on the mid-palate... changing in the glass. Nice finesse, balanced... took me by surprise.
#nakedwines — a month ago