Jammy and smooth, perfect for an Italian dinner with bob and Marta at Justa Pasta in Portland. — 8 months ago
The subtly of a true Sangiovese comes through; full bodied at first, and loosens out to a soft cherry finish. A perfect wine to porch sit and contemplate the tomatoes you hope grow. — a year ago
A decent table wine. It is aching to be a great everyday Napa Red, but just falls short. Body is a bit thin, the fruit is good-raspberry starts the out, and slides into a heavy, an almost sugared strawberry finish.
Gift from Kathleen (house closing). Dinner with Joanna. Beef short ribs, in a rich red wine sauce (yes a glass of Mighty Oak!) over pasta. And a perfectly roasted delicata squash. — 2 years ago
A good budget-minded Sauvignon Blanc. Hits the note you want, a bit focused on the green/grass finish, but overall, a wine to have again. Chopped Italian salad and pasta with broccoli and red peppers. — 3 months ago
Mmmm, starts with a pleasant fresh cherry, off the tree fresh, with a welcomed too ripe apple bite. A great August evening vino.
Dinner with Tosha and Jared. Fish sauce ribs. — a year ago
The fruit tippy-toed up and says, “believe it or not, I’m here.” At bit thin at first, but fills out nicely at the end. A great salad and wild rice/broccoli fritters with Marta and Bob. — a year ago
Starts off a bit hot, the “complex flavors” are forced on you palate, like an over-eager prom proposal; full of hope and desire, with a hint desperation. Needs a rich sauce to beat back the aggressive tartness. Not terrible is a perfect back-handed compliment for this wine. — 4 months ago
The acidity is a bit too forward, like a freshman ubër-nerd; the over-confidence is tempered by the giant pimple on the nose. The sweetness almost gives the balance this every-day rośe needs. Dinner with Matthies. Featuring figs! — a year ago
When the moon hits your eye with sweet raspberry, and is quickly accented by light black pepper, which gives way to an almost vermouth smooth finish, that’s amore. I can recommend this wine. Beef short ribs in Bolognese. With Joanna. — a year ago