Clear deep red-violet Boysenberry on sight
Clean sandy berry aroma
Dry, med+ acidity, fine tannin, lighter side of medium body, red fruit and dark berry in the finish. Delicious now, could age. Needs a nice decant, great to watch evolve in glass too (air wakes up the tannins and elevates the red fruit notes)
Hooray and Keep up the good work 140+ yr old vines!
— 7 days ago
Mangels Vineyard - 2012 Caora (43% Graciano, 37% Grenache, 20% Tempranillo)
Basque inspired blend from Mangles Vineyard in Suisun, CA. Fantastic Autumnal pour.
Fruit spectrum is hard to convey, but, in the brick red range, dried cranberry & cherry, whiskey preserved black cherry, tannic skin from Arkansas Black Apple...the body & weight is where you will notice the fruitiness, not so much on the palette, med+ acidity helps keep things slimmer. Deeper darker notes have an earthy, cocoa nib, smokey savoriness. Delicious sipper on its own, also pairs magically with Lahmacun and autumnal grilled veg. Drink now.
Additional Foodie thought - With a twist of orange rind, this could make an exciting Autumn Sangria.
— a month ago