One of the best rose I’ve tasted. The bouquet radiates with blackberry, raspberry, blood orange, red/black tea, and light fresh herbs. Medium body. Refreshing and smooth upon entry and build complexity and weight on the mid palate. Hint of tannins on the long finish.
Hallberg vineyard is about 100 acres spanning 3 AVA: Russian River Valley, Green Valley (itself is a sub AVA of RRV) and Sonoma Coast. Different bottlings might show different AVA on the labels. — a month ago
50 % CF from Beckstoffer To Kalon
50% Cabernet from Pritchard Hill.
Needs a 4 hour decant which I forgot to do before I left the house,
Next time. Wagyu Ribeye required
Seems very few have tried this one on delectable. Not worth release price of almost $300.00 but definitely worth an auction price for $125.00 — a month ago
Intense, elegant, and complex. Dark fruits abound with hints of mocha. Be sure to recant for a few hours beforehand. — 3 years ago
[Tasted on April 14, 2023 at The Chef and I in Nashville with Jay]
Wine is 2016 Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Vineyard is close to the ocean and one of the coolest in the appellation. Black plum and blueberry fruit, with tea, smoke, stony minerality and a savory, saline note on the finish. — 8 months ago
Smokey and rich. Plums and blackberries. Very nice but not quite as good as I was expecting. No reason to hold any longer. — 3 years ago
Rich, vanilla, fruit. From our Napa trip. Kelly and I both really enjoyed it. — 4 years ago
15’ Aubert Ritchie. Best Ritchie I’ve enjoyed from Mark to date? 🤷🏻♂️ Medium + bodied. Beautifully balanced Chardonnay. White peach, splash of pineapple core, apricot, white toast, sprinkle in a bit of floral spices. 3 favorites from this vineyard are Château Boswell- Arista- Aubert. Cheers. -at BLT Honolulu, Hawaii — 4 years ago