30 years Retail/wholesale wine sales. In other words, "I drink...a lot!"
Okay.... I get it now. This 7 year old Trebbiano started quietly and progressed to a crescendo, then to a scream. A touch metallic and reductive at first taste, then it started evolving as the meal progressed. Smooth, funky, oily, completely ready to drink. Somm comped a mushroom pizzette with fresh shaved white truffles. Wine kept seducing through a main course of sea bass and marinated pork chop. First “orange” wine I would actively seek to purchase. High acid, unoaked Italian whites are my new love for the table. — 9 days ago
Medium dark to lurid red... soft forest floor, sour Door County cherry, soft baseball-glove leather on the nose. Soft, silken attack with tannis resolved but enough acidity to keep the wine alive. Nice example of 40 year old Nebbiolo that sings with some of the best pasta on earth. Bravo! — a month ago
Lime, lemon curd and sea salt pour from the glass. Med to full body for a white. Textured, almost chewy. Perfect for rich King Crab and a simple, but savory fish and chips...this project from Rhys shows every hint of aging from strength to strength. — 2 months ago
Waves of sweet, black fruits and Fall baking spices coupled with leather and tobacco wash from the glass. A touch of alcohol heat, but tempered with sweet pomegranate and black cherry fruit. Long, smooth finish goes on and on with a hint of smooth, supple tannin. Perfect dinner companion for inch thick pork chop and beef-braised pasta. Thoroughly convinced that aged Carlisle Zins are ultimate food companions! — a month ago
Bright, vivid red. Medium weight with a hint of tobacco, smoke, and crushed herbs on the nose. Not showing much age, with some round unresolved tannins. Dark cherry, tart blackberry, and bright pomegranate flavors dominate the background notes of oaky dusty leather. Works well with roast chicken. — 2 months ago
Near perfection....smooth butterscotch, carmel, cream with just enough complex apple and cinnamon spice on the nose. Medium body with a finish that lasts for minutes. My wife’s birth year and it’s nearly as impressive as she is. Worth every single penny!!! — 16 days ago
Bright red and black berry notes on the nose; medium weight on the palate with an obvious and welcome lightness from the acid/tannin balance. Vital and alive without a hint of jammyness and a long focused finish. I love the Low ABV and the way it washes over your tongue without any sense of weight. — 2 months ago