Delicious structured Cabernet. Wish I bought more. — 3 months ago
Not so bad — a year ago
Red Bordeaux. I generally don’t reach for bold reds although this one was at end of its cellar life, so dusted it off for steak dinner. Decanted for an hour. More mild than I expected. Silky tannins. Familiar cab flavors (leather, dark/red fruits, oaky). Super dark red color. 13% — 3 years ago
Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.
Theorem was one of our highlights last year, so we made sure a return visit was lined up this year. Base of Diamond Mtn with one of the most beautiful properties I’ve seen. Over the last 12 months, they’ve added a couple new wines (with more to come from Moon Mountain). TRB is the winemaker.
In the running for red wine of the trip. When visiting last year, I preferred the ‘14 (ripe, balanced, savory) over the ‘15 (more acidity, touch lighter, high toned)...this ‘13 takes the best of each and marries them. This is a classic high end TRB Cabernet from a stellar vintage. Truffles raspberries, candied black cherries, cocoa dusted mixed berry pie and graphite aromatics accompanied by sweet blueberries, freshly squeezed blackberries, toffee and espresso, baking spices, and fine grained tannins. Built like a tank. Superb. — 4 years ago
Perfect perfect perfect, paired with homemade steak Withe the sheer grace of the planets stars clusters and busters in the universe there is a home inside the hole of holes. Deep deep deeper than you think or possibly could imagine a man soaks in the joy and felicity that his life can offer. He is picking jars full of his neighbors beeswax and plucking petunias for his underarm odor. why is it too late to fall into love and lust at the ready age of 98? but not too late to pass away or fall into total oblivion what purpose is it to prove chronological order of hierarchical needs true when the people do not get fed or pleased in a way they agree — 6 months ago
Smells like a forest and nice apples. Flavors are dynamic, spices, sweet marjoram, nice cranberry sauce, and dried cherries. Plus chocolate dusted truffles. Dry, but juicy. The tart, tannins and fruit are nicely balanced. Also a meaty streak. Wow this is bright and lovely stuff. — 3 years ago
Not my favorite wine. Soild — 3 years ago
Vanilla and tobacco backed up by huge jammy notes of berry and plumb. Great tannins and long finish. Beautiful wine. — 10 months ago
Last of a 3-pack I bought a few years ago. Should have bought more! Thankfully the ridiculous pricing for the 2008 keeps this 2007 an easy choice when looking for more great champagne.
Having had the 2006, 2007 and 2008 all within the last 6 months or so, it’s fun to see the differences. 2006 seems to be a bigger champagne in regards to richness, yet still has great structure…2008 is wound up crazy tight, extremely chiseled and age worthy…the 2007 is a more accessible version of the three with lots of similarities to 2006.
Right down the middle in terms of style (doesn’t come across reductive or oxidative in profile). Tart lemon, yeasty, chalk, and a hint of nuttiness on the nose. Comtes always has this kiss of freshly baked lemon scone note on the nose to me. Not as multidimensional as 2006, but tons of layers here both aromatically and on the palate. Continuously evolving revealing limestone, powder sugar dusted lemon bars, and roasted almonds. Lemon-lime mineral grip isn’t as prevalent as the 2008 on the finish. This can certainly age, but with how good it is now, pop and enjoy! — a year ago
Pop and pour, followed over 2 hrs. I'm slowly tasting through the 18 Wittmann GGs. This is much less open than the Brunnenhauschen even, after 2 hrs open. Nevertheless,: very ripe nose with loads of peach, guava, ultra-ripe tangerine, a touch of yeast, but there is a fine core of stoniness that grounds this. On the palate, oh, that acidity is so lovely, then a touch of bread yeast, more peach, guava, tangerine, and dusted with minerals. The finish is so long, and high-toned and juicy. Very good now, but this definitely needs a while to unwind. — 3 years ago