Popped and poured; enjoyed over two days. Consistent throughout. This was my first experience with the wines of Glen Manor and I was quite impressed. The St. Ruth certainly has some Bordeaux sensibilities. This vintage leads with Merlot as the predominate variety; Cabernet Franc pretty much covering the remaining balance with a little Petit Verdot for good measure. Predominately dark fruited with plums, tobacco, earth, leather, coffee and some baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium(+?) acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is medium; soft and comforting. This is a serious wine from Virginia. That being said, I get the sense that these need some time in the cellar to be truly appreciated. Drinking well now but will drink well for another 5-10 years.
— 2 months ago
Dry petit manseng. Tropical fruit and honey, with enough acid to cut it ten years later. Perfect with szechuan. — 4 months ago
Mid 20th century fashionable country resort, popular with Hollywood due to 1892 stone Manor House & historic gardens. Blend of 81% Cab Sauv, 11% Merlot, 4% Malbec, rest other Rhone varieties, aged 20 months in 37% new French oak. Dark Ruby, aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs & spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry & black currant with vanilla oak and earthy notes. Well balanced, fine tannins long finish ending with fruit, espresso notes and sweet spice! Nice now and will drink well over next decade. — a year ago
Sainsburys. Lovely SA white. — 8 months ago
Beautiful balance of mouthfeel with terroir character. A touch of Provence with a generous volume of oily/silk roundness! Beautiful to pair with summer cuisine!! — a year ago
So not much has changed in 3 yrs since first trying this in the tasting room. The profile is lean and linear. 69 CS 16 Merlot and the rest PV. This clearly the weakest build of Jeff’s run of left bank builds. The 2014 was classic, so not huge numbers for the CS. THE TEXTURE IS LOVELY though. ;) 90+ for sure, keeping the streak ALIVE!! — 2 years ago