If tasting this blind next to a Calais Cuvee du Canton, you would think it was two different vintages of the same wine. Similar to the Calais, this has a nose of roasted fig and plum. Opens with a black fruit, fig, and spice cake note. Plum comes in to play towards the fimish and almost a blood orange type of citrus comes in as well. Finishes with some acidity but overall I'd say this is where the Calais actually exerts a little bit of dominance. Overall, a very nice wine. Still think it has a few years to develop. Wanted badly to rate it 9.3, but it just wasn't there. — 2 days ago
Color of dark ruby, with a bit brown and purple note. Nose of dark fruit like cherry, dried raisin, interesting honey note, and indeed a bit ice wine nose touch. Taste of good oak, spice, dried strawberries, good tannins, medicinal note, spice, zest, crayon, and ripe aldehyde. Aftertaste of zest, spice, and simply tasty. She can be enjoyed now or later after 2020 I believe. — 12 days ago
I’m much higher than Josh Raynolds on this. Soaring nose. Stunning blend of game, flowers, and more flowers, like violet and pastille as well. Amazing purity. The nose is really what it is all about. Just stunning. True ZOMG nose. Granite as well. Palate is structured and very juicy with stunning freshness and purity. Wow. An amazing mouthfeel and such length and texture. Really coats the palate. Stunning richness and decadence. Amazing balance. This is absolutely outrageous. — 5 days ago
Decanted 2 hours before we arrived at The Bird, this was the "arrival" wine to pair with hummus and olive oil. Acidity on this wine even after 2 hours was quite significant. But the hummus and olive oil and cheeses really paired quite well and allowed this wine to show a nice and slightly youthful dusty raspberry and a hint of mint. Olive and green pepper to the middle. The middle is darker, but still youthful and sweet. Finishes with a lot of restraint. 91 is a fair rating now, and I feel slight improvement is expected, but not much. Fair QPR here at 20 bucks retail. — 12 days ago
Elegant and complex yet farmy and simply delicious. Makes me want to eat triangles of melted goat Brie and celebrate under umbrellas of red rains of GSM. A wine to celebrate at this afford. Purchased at $15, half price. Seriously?? Tell me how it feels to be grape-raped. — 3 days ago
Pale lemon; pronounced intensity aromas of white flower, musk melon, ripe peaches, ripe pear, funk; medium sweet, medium acid, low alcohol, medium plus body, pronounced intensity flavors of white flower, peach, pear, apricot, musk melon; long finish, concentrated and integrated flavors, outstanding — 9 days ago
Blanched almonds and dried prunes,
A nice, well rounded nose of old world.
Still a bit tight, and could use a few more years to smooth out.
Heavier bodied, Licorice, horehound, pomegranate, black fruit.
Mouth filling tannins, chewy!
This is a great producer, loved for years. And I always have one on the shelf. — 12 days ago