I love it. #carignan #carignane #zinfandel #petitesyrah #syrah #alicantebouschet #monastrell #garnachatintorera #mourvedre #barbera #sonoma #sonomacounty it has this complexity and balance due to the blend that intrigues me and keeps me coming back for more. #ravenswood also incredibly fresh for 2014 vintage. Can age. — 3 days ago
I’ve never imagined that I would use velvety as a nose descriptor but, that is what is speaking to me with this 2012. The fruits are velvety/ brilliantly floral/slightly candied; raspberries, black raspberries, black cherries, dark cherries, lean/juicy strawberries, plum, blue fruits & cranberries. Dark, rich soils, mix of raspberry & black licorice, sandstone, nutmeg, very soft vanillin, hint of black pepper, understated savory, grilled meats, dry crushed rocks and the full spectrum of bright; red, purple, blue, red, medium dark florals framed in violets.
The palate was a bit astringent at first but, has rounded & soften nicely. The mouthfeel is gorgeous & sexy. The acidity speaks to the acid head in me. Really nice showing the beautiful growing season that 2012 brought. The fruits are; brilliantly floral/slightly candied & juicy; raspberries, black raspberries, black cherries, blackberries, dark cherries, lean/juicy strawberries, plum, blue fruits & cranberries. Dark, rich soils, mix of raspberry & black licorice, cola, tree sap, sandstone, nutmeg, very soft vanillin, caramel notes, dark chocolate bar, some melted brown sugar & understated molasses, hint of black pepper, understated savory, grilled meats, dry crushed rocks, moist clay and the full spectrum of bright; red, purple, blue, red, medium dark florals framed in violets. The beautiful, elegant, well balanced finish is gorgeous wire to wire.
@Bottega — 19 hours ago
I’m not that into this one. It HAS TO BE ICONIC. But Iconic leads to over extracted over sexed over. Just lacking finesse. Lacking intrigue. Don’t get me wrong. It’s delicious and I don’t mind drinking it and can age in the bottle but it’s missing it’s MOJO. #petitesirah #alicantebouschet #zinfandel and #carignane #sonoma #sonomacounty — 3 days ago
Deliciousness defined, if you decide to open this pet nat you will need to drink shortly after as the wine won't hold up with vacuum sealing. Regardless a great take w/ wild raspberry plus gooseberry on the whole & a leesy quality that comes afterwards. — 2 months ago
Aromas of black cherry, red plum, thyme, and dried rose petals greeted me on the nose. The fruit notes which had been rich on the nose became more tart on the palate and were joined by milk chocolate and a hint of white pepper. Silky mouthfeel with smooth, fine tannins, and lots of acidity to balance the richness and add freshness—even better with food.
Paired with stuffed onion
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Sample — 15 days ago
Color of bright ruby with touches of purple, quite clear. Nose of ripe raspberry, spice, crayon, nice cherry/blackberry jam, oak, strawberry and a bit more spice. Nose is good and fruity. Taste of sweet ripe fruits, a bit minty, a bit fermented cabbage, with zest and good tannins, spice, full flavors and dense. Aftertaste is long with quality sweetness, spice, a refreshing bitterness. Nice full flavors Pinot. — 14 days ago