Black Rock Wine Works

Rock Wall Wine Co.

Harris-Kratka Zinfandel 2017

Dark, deep purple color. Lovely aroma of roses, ripe red/black plums and wood-stove. Flavors are elegant and meaty. Some savory, chewy parts and plenty of bing cherry. Also has an inky streak. This is a great cooler climate Zin. Drinks a bit like Merlot, but has a hazelnut or chestnut thing that sings pure Zin. — 13 days ago

Neil, Douglas and 3 others liked this

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

This had black cherry, raspberry, with crushed rock, earth, forest floor, spice box & violet. — 25 days ago

Ryan, Hermes and 8 others liked this
Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

such a difference from the pre-Erwin years. Still waiting on some older ones.

Château de Lamarque

Marquis d'Evry Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Velvety. Dry. Black cherry. With a Buckcherry rock n roll vibe! I’m digging — 20 days ago

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

David T
9.4

The mouthfeel is a velvet glove. Just gorgeous and soft on the palate. Its hit a good phase & will still improve for another 7-10 years. Floral fruits with a raspberry heavy lean, blackberries, dark cherries, suppressed blackberries/black raspberries and a touch blue fruits. Soft graphite, used leather, dark rich soil, dry stone, crushed rock powder, fresh tobacco with brilliant florals that are purple, blue and framed in a field of violets. The acidity round & beautiful. The long elegant, well knitted & balance finish shows all the aged finesse & elegance that is classically Marqaux.

Photos of; Chateau Lascombes, modern & stylish barrel room and our Allen Brothers Ribcap, Crispy Potato Wedges and Caramelized Cooked Carrots.
— 17 days ago

Eric, Julie and 32 others liked this

Julien et Rémi Clement

Fleurie Gamay 2018

Mike R
9.0

WNH zoom tasting - Gamay night - balanced with low medium acidity and low tannins if any - tons of black cherries and black raspberries- no length but perfect thanksgiving wine - works well with the white tender meat - light to medium body - drink soon and takes a few minutes to open - would serve lightly chilled fir best flavors — 9 days ago

Mike, David and 57 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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I wouldn’t want to be on a Zoom tasting with Jeffrey Toobin.

Bertani

Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 1967

David T
9.6

This is extremely youthful as a 1967 gets. Yet, it shows its elegant bottle age.

The nose reveals classic Valpolicella. Sour dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, raisins, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals.

The body is; lush, rich, round & juicy. Excellent viscosity. Sour dark cherries dry raisins, dates, blackberries, black raspberries, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, river stone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with bright, fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals. The acidity is flat out sick. The tension, structure, balance & length are a stunning rare treat with a wine of this age. The long, beautiful finish is; well knitted, polished and extremely elegant. It is true wire to wire

For the most part, the older Valpolicella gets the better it is!

Photos of; their barrel room, hillside vineyard, library & aging cellar & our Allen Brother’s Ribcap with Christina’s Potato Wedges & cooked carrots.
— 17 days ago

Paul, Eric and 31 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Nice, Amarone can really go the distance.

Painted Rock

Estate Grown Okanagan Valley Syrah 2014

2014 vintage. This is great wine from Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.
The nose is full blown blueberries with cloves, smokiness and black pepper. More a combination of Washington State and Northern Rhone.
Tasting, bright blue/black fruit with hints of mint, sagebrush and bacon......mmmmmm.....who doesn’t like bacon??
This wine finishes so smooth with acids and tannins in beautiful harmony and balance.
— a month ago

Moreira, Olazabal and Borges

Dão Red Blend 2013

Dark plums & blackberries, blood, iron, violets, pronounced black pepper, some crushed rock, too.
Delightfully surprising on the palate - light & smooth yet quite austere & with great purity at the same time. Beautifully poised, fresh, with finely grained tannins and loads of of character. What a wine! Must be peaking right now.
— 8 days ago

Daniel liked this

Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot

La Cinso Cinsault 2015

Brambly black fruit - fresh, crushed, juicy - with a big pinch of pepper. Add to this a bit of violets and some crushed rock - this is not a shy wine.
Poised & balanced on the palate with juicy acidity, fine tannins and a sense of place. Quite elegant, too.
Shows Cinsault stand-alone can make a really nice wine.
— 15 days ago

Keith and Daniel liked this

Domaine de la Reniere

Cabernet Franc 2018


Domaine de la Rentiere, La Rèniere 2018
Dark & ripe with an enticing nose full of violets, crushed rock, pencil shavings, black currant leaf, some cassis... and underneath this a blend of crushed black currants, roast and only at the end, the famous green bell peppers / a whiff of tobacco leaf.
Layered & quite complex on the palate with rich juicy, fleshy tannins and generous ripe fruit. Nicely balanced and with good depth.
A lovely wine from a nice, warm & ripe vintage.
— 24 days ago