Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red fruit, forest floor, potpourri, spice, violet, red plum; dry, medium plus acid, medium minus tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors, riper on palate, red apple skin, raspberry, cranberry cocktail — 25 days ago
Fresh cherry, cocoa powder nose; cooked fruits on the tongue; low tannins ; easy to drink; would pair well with red meats or pasta — 7 days ago
Really good, dry Chardonnay. Definitely would drink again. — 4 months ago
Austere and yeasty — 5 months ago
Compromised storage or cork, so a shadow of the fine wine it was, still enjoyable. — 4 days ago
I don’t have any experience with this vineyard (or this AVA, honestly) so it’s hard to know what the typical profile is, but this was a unique expression of Mourvèdre. I would have never guessed it was that varietal if tasting blind (may have guessed a funky Pinot? Reminded me of Chacra’s Cincuenta Pinot).
Followed out of the decanter for two hours, and then out of the bottle the next day. Muddled ruby red in the glass. Aromatically it has both a mix of stem/green and carbonic flair to it. It wasn’t uber carbonic but I’m assuming it was at least somewhat utilized. Herbal, strawberry purée and spiced raspberries too. On the palate it has ripping acidity wrapped in a rhubarb tart and rocky profile, with juicy black cherry toward the finish. Acidity has me thinking this will hold for a bit, though I’m not sure it changes much. — 2 months ago