It’s a great grape for rose. Grenache gets too little attention on its own as it’s typically in a blend. But here this Abacela Rose shines. Cherry. Strawberry. Tart and crisp. Lip smacking. Dry. It’s wonderful chilled on a hot day and equally delicious as it warms to room temperature. The QPR is amazing for the substance of this wine. Ranges $15-20 bottle. And keep some for Fall and Winter too. Rose isn’t just for sunny summers. Goes with a myriad of foods all year long (think turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas). It goes Especially well with all grilled things. Barbecue season here we come! — an hour ago
A nice blend of 40 percent Cab Franc and 60 percent Merlot from multiple vintages. Smooth Tannins. Worth a trip to hard to find winery near Jacksonville OR. May 2021. — a month ago
Pale straw w/greenish hue - expressive nose of sweet citrus & honeydew melon + some tropical fruit. Quite the SB nose, silky suave mouthfeel and a beautiful harmony of fruit, texture & acidity. Not Alsatian style - I’d say very New World and impressive. — 3 days ago
Bellingar Estates Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Reserve 2017, Oregon
Light purplish in color with light intensity.
Lovely nose of violets, blueberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, spices, herbs and black pepper.
Medium bodied and soft, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, herbs, light vegetables, earth and black pepper.
Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Oregon. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Reminds me of a Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.
Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant.
A good porch wine. Good right out of the bottle and better with some airtime (45 minutes). Spicy and interesting.
Good by itself or with food. I gave it a light chill and paired it with light appetizers.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 13 days ago
Raspberry fragrance…. Light pepper on the palate. May 2021. — a month ago
I bought this thinking it was the Cuvée, and instead it was the Barrel Select.
I fucked up. — 20 days ago
Color of light purple with a bit grey tone. Quite clear. Nose of beautiful dried strawberry, aldehyde, roasted pepper, a bit prune, a bit spice, and under the current strength of alcohol. Taste is refreshing, with hint of Coca-Cola, minty, memory of fresh berries, slightly sweet, clean and flavorful. Aftertaste shows some more zest and hint of tannins, drizzled with fresh green grapes. Medium long. Nicely done. — 5 days ago
Rainwater, lemon peel, minerals, pomelo. Nice light aromas.
Wanted something a bit more chewy on the white side that wasn’t a dry Riesling or Sancerre or a Chenin, so I went with a tried and true Chardonnay that doesn’t rely on oak treatment like a mamma’s boy.
Originally turned off by those Chardonnay’s, it’s been a while since I ventured out to this varietal again. Glad I did.
Well-rounded, balanced, slight effervescence, acidity doesn’t fall off, full and dry at once. Refreshing and savory. Wonderful. Love to be proved wrong. I always went the Chablis route, but this bottle proves to be a ballet on the palate. — 12 days ago