30 years Retail/wholesale wine sales. In other words, "I drink...a lot!"
Clean, crisp, absolutely mouth-watering! Shy initially, as the wine warms it puts on heft and intensity. Maybe a touch of ripe sweetness but lots of vibrant acidity to wash the wine through its paces. A delight with Korean fried chicken and fois gras bibimbop. Glad to know these wines and occupy their list! — 3 days ago
Lovely dark ruby color with notes of black cherry, tobacco, and baking spices. Nice weight on the palate with interesting intensity and persistence on the finish. Prob a bit early, but pleasant dinner companion in Willamette Valley holiday getaway. — 13 days ago
Ripe dark black cherry and briar. Extremely young, but wonderful exuberant fruit and acid balance. Cool climate Syrah with nice class. Round, smooth, and already showing rounded ripe tannins. I think their syrahs show amazing value and sing with a Swiss steak braise. — a month ago
Okay... one of the best domestic chards I’ve encountered. High levels of pleasure pouring from the glass... pineapple, ripe dripping honeyed pear. Changed as it warms... simply stunning... balance is impeccable and finish makes me smile. — 10 days ago
Shy nose... lovely med yellow gold in the glass,.. funky, cheesy goodness and plenty of weight. A bit aggressive, but man did it sing with first white truffle risotto of the season. Long, lingering finish... an intellectually intriguing wine that actually worked well with the food. — a month ago
Decent mid-weight white burgundy, but not all that exciting. Clean, crisp, nicely balanced but with absolutely no “wow”. You have to question the price/quality ratio with wines of this type. Kiss of death is almost no sense of “terroir” or place—- just another dry white! — 22 days ago
40% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 30% Syrah blend from the hand of Stephan Asseo. This (or similar) has become my go-to Steak wine. Still inky black with blackberry, leather, and pencil lead notes...no sign at all of 15.8 alcohol. Silky smooth, lively balance, and a 45 second finish. I love this wine and the way it ages. My favorite Paso producer... bar none. — a month ago