Medium-deep ruby color.
Aromas of black stewed fruit, browned butter, cinnamon.
Dry. Flavors of cassis, buttered brioche, vanilla, licorice, raspberry compote, cinnamon. Rich, velvety tannins. Yum!
Finish: 4/5 — 3 days ago
Excellent Grenache from 2015 — a month ago
Pour Richards 15. A big well-rounded wine with something for everyone. Had a t-bone with it the second night. — 2 months ago
Deep ruby color.
Aromas of baked black fruit, vanilla, clove, raspberry.
Dry. Flavors of fresh ripe blackberry, raspberry, vanilla, licorice, clove, cinnamon. Rich velvety tannins.
Finish: 4/5 — a month ago
2009 vintage drunk in 2023. Delicious. But where did I get it? — a month ago
As one can expect for a Dave Phinney wine, this is rich and ripe, but it has so much more to offer at year 14. Blueberry, fig, tobacco, cracked pepper, dried mushroom, and slight hint of barnyard. On the palate it’s juicy yet soft and ultra smooth. The finish is long, candied, and earthy.
My 2nd and last bottle. At its peak. — a month ago
Cotes de Catalan red with Guinea Fowl at Spring. Excellent fruit, not the graininess I can find in Grenache/Carignan reds at times. — 2 months ago
Tart but not too much. It has some complexity and a little funk. Very good. — 2 months ago