Awesome Grenache, will get better with a few years in the bottle. — 21 days ago
Distinguishable California Orin Swift: quality, precision, and subtle elegance. Yes! I know the difference and sell-off between The Prisoner Wine Company and Orin Swift, but in wine as in all else, roots are roots, right?
Medium purple color. The nose is expressive with jammy drak and red berry scents, as well as cinnamon, sweet tobacco and dry herbs. On the fore-pallet there is blackberry jam, plum sauce, strawberry, and raisin; on the mid-palate there is hibiscus, nutmeg and vanilla. The finish has slowly vanishing jammy flavors with slowing gripping tannins. This is bold and high alcohol; so don't be fooled by the smooth, soft, and low acidity characteristics.
Well above average California Zif, that's for sure!. Paired with PF Changs Mongolian Beef. Cheers. — 21 days ago
Another great bottle. 2009 out of 500ml (was meant for bistro and not import). Lovely from a ripe year. I prefer the less ripe / more restrained versions but this is as good as vacqueras gets. The new vintages are top notch but fun to try these older ones as well: modern and plush but still some old school roots. For around $20 it’s pretty insane (email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you two bottles for the price of one) — 24 days ago
Well done Stephen!!! — 2 days ago
Love it. Great funk. — 23 days ago
Filets at home great flavor — a month ago
Very good! Big wine that mellows nicely. 2017 vintage. — 12 days ago
Commis bev pairing, local (Lodi!) tokay (like a white port) perfectly paired with dessert courses— frozen coconut cream, herb sorbet, green strawberry; whipped carm white chocolate, tofu (豆花!), sesame; screw pin honeycomb cake & tamarind pâte de fruit — a month ago
Great wine for some homemade pizza. Delicious! — a month ago