Delicious! According to Wine Folly, if you close your eyes, it tastes like rose. Soooo true! Definitely buying this again! — 3 years ago
Very balanced, tastes expensive compared to what we usually drink. Cherries on the nose, strawberry, prunes, cinnamon, spices, pepper. Part of wine folly set. Liked better than the GSM. Good zippy acidity. Would buy again. — 4 years ago
New vintage in, and I love it. At $16 this is probably the greatest value CA Pinot. Layers of cherry and red fruit. Good acidity. Balanced. — 5 months ago
Dec 14, 2020. W/ Caitlin. Wine Folly tasting challenge, Bordeaux. C got this at Last Bottle. Definitely needs more time but should be beautiful in a couple years. Cedar, cherry, black fruit. Complex and well balanced. — 3 years ago
What Randy said... seems to have improved more with age. — 4 years ago
A little long in the tooth but still very tasty — 5 months ago
Apparently the window for drinking Tempranillo is 5 to 10 yrs (Wine Folly). WE vintage chart indicated the 2016 Rioja to be a 95 " can drink not at peak. WS rated this at a 92; I would not go that far! I always wonder about ratings? Is it an estimate for when the wine is near maturity? Please note the above information I utilize as a soft guide; deeply appreciate advice given through this forum!
This wine needed some coaxing, two days on the counter..no cork plus 90 min. decant. Old World in style, tobacco, violets, rich Bing Cherries, licorice Snaps and cedar. Patience is everything I took a sip of this two days ago and thought about dumping it! — 2 years ago