Produced and bottled by Crooked Vine Vintners in Petoskey, Michigan — 15 days ago
This wine is perfectly aged for tonight. Needs a few years, and it will shine, like tonight.
Smells of blackberry prune preserves.
Tastes of Ripe bush fruit, oregano, super juicy, well rounded mouthfeel, soft, feathery tannins that mingle swimmingly well with the acid and stave.
Great wine, great price. Just needs to sit for a hot minute. — 3 years ago
Sweet but not too sweet. Definitely goes down to easy — 4 years ago
On our sofa for Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our guest conductor Juanjo Mena is leading BRITTEN (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes), MOZART (Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat) with the talented Garrick Ohlsson on piano and then concluding with BRAHMS (Symphony No. 3).
We're experiencing intense thunderstorms coming through the area tonight and generally the BSO staff prevents people from gathering on the Lawn ever since a patron was struck by lightning in 2008... So for safety, we're at home enjoying beer tonight! Thank goodness for radio simulcasts!
Color is red-purple-brown, still translucent but dark. Mostly a still beer, no notable bubbles at all. Sour/cherry/oak aspects on the nose. Palate is mild-sour, which is good if you're new at these styles of beer, it's more welcoming. Palate is distinctly tart cherry, with a lingering of oak in the finish. Nice accomplishment by the brewmaster in blending of barrel-aged stocks, smooth and enjoyable! — 4 years ago
Very smooth red — a year ago
Damn nice Pomerol. Heavy black cherry nose and honestly there’s a lot of that same flavor on the front. Tannins were a bit high on day one but better day two, I get plum and pomegranate coming through, and thankfully there’s still some acidic soil to stave off the sugar rush. Alcohol burn seems balanced and I’m not gonna lie, I paired Night Two with some Sea Salt Organic Beet Chips by Rhythm. Worked well for me. — 3 years ago
Lovely crushed berries make up the nose, like a jam making factory at first pressing.
Fruit leather black raspberry, Ouzo like anise, grit from the cherry pit, blanched plum.
Ending in tonsil smacking cedar stave,
Love the push for Cab franc in the fertile glacier hewn soils of South America. — 3 years ago
Smells a bit of wet hat and sweet grass.
Olive, graphite, prune, cherry and some strawberry preserves., Thai basil, chompy stave toothpick tannins.
I would not consider this a classic CDP, more of a soft approach in style and flavor.
Certainly a good every night wine, yet too $$ for what it really is. . — 3 years ago