Black pepper and cumin on the nose. Plums and black raspberries on the front. Medium-light tannic structure, but not much happening in the middle. It goes from fruit on the front to slightly sour high notes on the finish with a hint of mint. Nothing offensive about this wine, but it’s not as complex as many of the Argentinian Malbecs I’ve had. — 21 days ago
Mint and ripe wheat on the nose. A small amount of red fruit on the front. A light tannic structure holds this wine together￼. Lots of discordant high notes appear towards the end of the palate, But they fade quickly, and this wine ends a nice light mineral finish.￼ Too bad Cab is taking over the world. I can’t help but think a native grape varietal would’ve made a more interesting tipple.￼ Drinkable but not memorable. — 2 months ago
2015 vintage opened on February 2022. In my humble opinion this is as good as a Cab Franc can get. As a grape the Cab Franc lacks the complexities of some of the premier grape varietals, and it’s best used as as blending grape. But after seven years of aging this vintage has come into its own.￼ mint and allspice on the nose. Raspberry fruit on the front. A light tannic structure holds it together￼ with earthy low notes on the mid palate and with lots of mineral high notes on the finish. ￼Very drinkable but not very memorable. — 3 months ago
Some people are raving about this wine, but I’m unimpressed.
2019 opened March 2022. Rhubarb on the nose. This wine has a smooth bodied medium tannic structure￼, But I’m wondering if they didn’t use American oak? — Because the tannins have that American oak terpene edge to them￼. That wouldn’t be bad if there were a more intense range of taste components to balance that edginess — but the front isn’t very fruity (a hint of unripe cherries) — the mid-palate is pure oak — and it has a short finish consisting of a few bitter high notes. Bleh.
— 2 months ago
Everything about this wine is understated, but all the components are perfectly in balance. Roses with a hint of leather on the nose. Light red fruit on front. Medium tannic structure with silky mouth feel. Some gravelly high notes kick in mid palate, but they fade into a smooth finish.
This wine doesn’t need any more aging. It’s complete. I’d rate higher except that it fades fast. Let it breathe in the bottle. Do not decant. — 3 months ago
2015 opened April 2022. Sage and leather on the nose. Blackberries on the front. Tannins are understated but silky and medium bodied. They offset some bitter high notes on the mid palate, and they give this Pinot a particularly long mineral (gravelly) finish. I like this wine. — a month ago
2019 opened March 2022. Blackberries and a hint of violets on the nose. Instead of fruit on the front, I get a tongue full of soft tannins with an amusing dollop of astringency. These tannins do not carry through to the rest of the composition. They transition on the mid-palate to a lighter tannic structure. Subtle hints of loam on the finish. ￼This is a gentle wine. — 2 months ago
2019 opened February 2022. Disappointing but drinkable. Mint and nettles on the nose. Unripe strawberries on the front of the palate. It has a weak — almost watery — tannic structure that fails to balance the sour high notes that crowd in on mid pallet. And the pucker factor intensifies as it transitions to the finish, but it dissipates quickly leaving just a hint of lingering flint and menthol. Better than a fourth growth Bordeaux in an off year, but that’s not saying much.￼ — 3 months ago