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Goober amounts of sour cherries on the nose and palate. Background notes of green pepper and underbrush develop throughout. Not overly complex, but a crazy good compliment to a meal. I can see how this influences their Octagon blend in such a good way. Cheers! — 3 months ago
@Delectable this is Wedding Rock Single Vineyard Chardonnay
Stellar. I would blind this for a warm Puligny-Montrachet vintage. Delicate but grounded in spiraling flavors of grilled pineapple, white peach, and honeysuckle. All the oak nuances elevate the experience without making the viscosity thick or overpowering. Notes of creme fraiche, buttered toast, and creme brûlée encapsulate the palate and finish. All day you pick up flint and chalk with wild mushrooms. You get all the creaminess without losing freshness and acidity. I’m in love with this.
Dijon Clone planted in clay and limestone. 66% spontaneous fermentation and aged 16 months in French Oak.
@Dana Dungan thank you so much for this! — 9 months ago
Bright minerality and mouth-watering acidity; exactly what I want out of a Riesling. The nose shows crisp pear, lime zest, crushed rock, and plastic pool toy. The mid-palate and finish are like lightning. This isn’t going to change your life and peel back layers of complexity, but this demonstrates how extremely clean and refreshing cool climate Riesling can be. — a year ago
Bouquet starts filing up the room as soon as you pop the cork. The nose plays on juicy raspberries, black olives, lavender, and Saucisson Sec. This is designed for food, and structurally, this shows you that from the very beginning. The initial and mid-palate presents bright acidity in the form of blood oranges. The finish reveals the barrel spice in a very balanced manner showcasing notes of nutmeg. You’re left with a finish that ramps up the meatiness of this wine. Honestly, I prefer Vacqueyras to Chateauneuf du Pape for most occasions. — a year ago
This was a sneaky ghosted wedding gift. Pretty nose with ripe cherries, candied plums, pork loin, earl gray tea, potpourri, dark chocolate shavings, graphite, and ash. Mid-palate is juicy, fleshy and bright. The finish shows creamy red fruits centered in minerality and earth. You can grab this at $19.99, which is a steal for a quality Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir. Cheers! — 3 months ago
Black cherry, raspberry, lilac, lavender, bell pepper, smashed herbs, and black dirt. Tannins are fine-grained and the palate is energetic. The blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc does surprisingly well. This blend is meticulous and purposeful. Virginia keeps getting better and better in my book! — a year ago
Cranberries, underripe strawberries, bay leaves, fresh lilac flowers, savory mushrooms, and hoisin sauce on the nose. The initial palate showcases high acidity, and the mid palate builds on darker fruits. Finish holds a lot of earthy tonalities and healthy amounts of herbs. Exactly what you’d expect from Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. — 3 months ago
The mid-palate really cuts through and is loaded up with stewed plums, sun-baked blueberries, black licorice, dark chocolate, caramel, sage and sweet tobacco. The finish builds on these notes and drenches your palate. If you’re looking for subtle, go somewhere else. Nothing really over powers another, and 14.7% ABV hides in the dark. Well done. Thanks, @Christy Fitzgerald! First Leaf selection. No mention of grape varietals in the blend.
— a year ago