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. — 2 months 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. — 8 months ago
A pleasant rosé; not out to overpower or show off. A quaffable vino to share with friends on a almost too-hot summer day. Fruit forward (almost too sweet), with a complimenting slight acidity to take you home. Dinner with Joanna. Served with panzanella and meats and cheese. — a year 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! — 2 months 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. — a year ago
Muddled. Not much focus. Trying to cash in on the Rośe demand of summer. Starts out almost sour. A unremarkable fruit (cherry, perhaps) comes for the save at the end. Do yourself a favor; spend a few more dollars for a great Rośe. Summer days deserve great wine. — a year 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. — 7 months 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. — 8 months ago
“When a lovely flame dies, smoke gets in your wine...”apologies to the Platters. My goodness, the smoke is up front, setting up for warm plum, and dried cherry. A long, slow, dry finish. An enjoyable wine from beginning to end. “When your heart’s on fire, you must realize, smoke gets in your wine.” Shared by Mayor Bob. With Hall, Joanna. After a visit to Moose & Virginia Mack’s. — a year ago