Non-Pro who loves wines and enjoys learning more. I have my opinions and share them in a non-pro way. I just describe what I taste. It's a fun hobby!!
Just received this in my most recent First Leaf Club delivery. Put it in the wine fridge for the night and pulled it for a Tuesday evening deck date with my wife. Really delivered. Paired with some apps. Cukes and Tomatoes with fresh basil and balsamic. Assorted meats and cheese. We loved it. It has a very balanced acidity with a light body but still had hints of fruit and earth. As well the use and light touch of the Pinot skins provides a light and savory finish of rose petal and stone with a ever so slight hint of mushroom. Yeah I know a little deep for an amateur but I’m trying 😀. What I like about it is solid on the fruit but not too sweet. I’m sure it would be AMAZING with grilled salmon. Enjoy. — 10 months ago
A nice fall type day on the deck. This Stags Leap is definitely a nice drinkable chard but just not enough oak for my taste. Probably doesn’t help that I’m enjoying a nice Maduro cigar. Should have gone with a more oaky choice. I do like the acidity and it is fresh. Has a little mineral on the back end which I actually enjoy. I think I would enjoy this more on a warm summer day. Stags always delivers for me but I am just an amateur so just telling what I’m tasting. If you prefer a refreshing chard over deep oak. This is a go to. Enjoy. Made my Saturday evening deck date with my wife very enjoyable. — 9 months ago
Second month of Firstleaf wine club and I received this Merlot. I am not a big Merlot fan usually go for the bigger Cabs with deep earth but this was a very nice change. I paired it with Friday Night Fajiatas! Well balanced with 3/5 in the tannins with nice fruit and a smooth finish. I am not sure how Firstleaf works so not sure if this is a wine that is available readily. It is a nice Merlot at the price and goes well to balance the spice of Friday Fajitas.... if your a pretentious wine drinker ignore the Fajita pairing but it is a good Merlot!!! — a year ago
Ok.......so I am not a wine expert I just love wine. Usually on a late July evening after a glass or two of a light white with the wife I would pour myself a big beefy cab and settle in to a nice cigar on the deck. Usually a nice Padron 1926 or a Liga Pravada 52. But.......I just received a deliberate from First Leaf and after a day in the wine fridge at 57 degrees (Fahrenheit) I pulled this Dry Rose’. Yum!!!! The tag line on this wine is “an elegant rose’ fit for any occasion” so I went with it and it paid off......it is a wine that would pair well with chicken, salmon or a dish that had a full mouth feel like tomato bruschetta. BUT..... does it hold up the the full earthy haul of blue smoke from a Padron 1926 Anniversario........YES! — 10 months ago