The red wine of our visit to Sonoma from the comfort of home in Santa Barbara. Spicy aromatics for a Sonoma pinot. Clear ruby color. Mostly raspberry aroma with clove and nutmeg. Moderate tannins and finish of spicy compote. Not quite jammy but more fruit than terroir. Does it show place? The flavor palate seems confused or lost. The flavors suggest a central coast pinot, was it lost in translation? Or just failed geography? Not to worry, the wine is solid and enjoyable. Maybe its the drinker who is confused? I like it. — a month ago
One of my favorite breweries in the south. I know, I know, Sweetwater in Atlanta’s great and all, but Crooked Can outta Orlando is something else.
Their seasonal Oktoberfest pictured on the right hits all the right Autumn notes.
Purple Cow to the left of that has got nice açaí, blueberry, and licorice notes.
Down the line, the Pia Kawa is a perfect tart pineapple sipper.
Finally, the Mellow Step, probably the favorite of the flight, has got the perfect amount of hops balanced with a saltwater taffy mango afternote.
10 mile bike ride and flights on the West Orange Trail. Chill. — 25 days ago
Delicious. An unfiltered small batch sparkling made from Concord grapes. Another amazing wine from winemaker Makenzie Brisbois. — 2 months ago
Excellent wine. — 9 days ago
Utterly wonderful Orange wine made from 35% Riesling, 25% Viognier, 25% Muscat Ottonel, and 15% Gewürztraminer. Unfiltered. Refreshing orange zestiness. No surprise it is now sold out. Another great wine by Mackenzie Brisbois. — a month ago
Very fresh and crisp. Expressive. On the Urban Wine Trail in Santa Barbara. — a month ago
Beautiful lemony mildly oaked Chardonnay. Fruity and punchy, light. — 4 months ago
It was half price with free shipping so I had to try it despite the vintage, Parker 96 This just arrived today, I’ll save the other bottle to rest a bit The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Guest Cottage is a blend of Beau Vigne's two estate properties located on Silverado Trail, one west of Soda Canyon and the other being Stag’s Ridge Vineyard, which sits at 1,400 feet in elevation. It is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak. — 12 days ago
Peach cobbler, caramel-apple, baked pear tartlet, pine nettle, sweet corn, dried red cherry, cedar-on-grill, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, chilies, generous oak that includes acorns, crisp vanilla cookie make the nose. Hot initially, with oregano oil, cinnamon and tobacco. Revisit yields subtleties, including lemon oil, grapefruit pith, orange peel, arabica, eucalyptus, apricot, red chilies, Mexican cigar spices, and peppercorn dust. Cinnamon-oak builds to a crescendo of resinous might in a cloud of foundry smoke. Allspice appears with oregano following hot on its trail. Spicy and precise. #oldweller #weller #oldwellerantique #oldwellerantiqueoriginal107 #oldweller107 #weller107 #bourbon #kentuckybourbon #kentuckystraightbourbonwhiskey #genuineoldlinesourmash #oldlinesourmash #buffalotracedistillery #wheatedbourbon #kybourbon #frankfurtky #buffalotrace #antiqueseries — 22 days ago
Quarry Vineyard climbs the slopes above the Silverado Trail which produces an intensely flavored Cab of cherry, black tea, and soft tannins. This deep ruby red wine is nearly colored ink. Not to be forgotten! — 2 months ago