Wine lover, taster, researcher.
Heavily perfumed. Black cherry, cranberry and orange zest jump from the glass. A little spice and very present acidity round out the palate. Just entering a drinking window, but really unwinds in the glass. The good thing is you can enjoy smelling this one for a while before tasting. — 4 days ago
Wanted open another one of these to compare to the Sonoma Coast pinot again. Very similar profiles, but where the beauty of the Sonoma Coast was how weightless yet fruit packed it is this Russian River adds a bit more texture and brings the fruit profile forward. Loaded with red fruit and a tar note that I found enticing. — 11 days ago
It’s a very rich and extracted style of Zin. Viscous and fat with loads of raisiny character up front. Opens up to cherry liquor and plum. Almost like drinking an Amarone. — 17 days ago
This is very different CA chard. All the comments about tropical fruit are right on. Acid is pretty mild. There is a nice creaminess in the mid-palate that I think comes from some malo, I dont get any vanilla notes from oak. A nice change of pace that I think will be more interesting in a few years. — 20 days ago
Was a great pairing for seafood, but hard to say it was a great wine. I bought because it was hard to resist an opportunity to try SB from some of the worlds best terroir. I was hoping it might be a junior version of the much revered I-Block but not quite. Still a well made wine that. Brings a little more texture and depth than your typical SB, not your typical lemongrass but finishes with a little creaminess. — 8 days ago
One of my favorite things about #sonomacoast pinot is the way that it can show densely packed fruit in such a light and lifted wine. This is a great example of that style, so loaded with bright fruit and well balanced with acidity in a wine that is shimmering red amd translucent. Crushable now and should drink well for several years to come. — 19 days ago