OK folks that’s like a cheesy label. Dark red. Almost impossible to see through it. Smells like incense, stewed plums and potpourri. Flavors are inky and big. Rich berry bottom. Hint o’ mint. Very dry. This is classic style for CA Petite Sirah. And very nice. — a year ago
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
Fruity nose of mint, cherries, blueberries, dried figs, raisins, spices, eucalyptus, cloves, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, peppermint, licorice and black pepper.
Full-bodied with high acidity and great legs.
Sweet on the palate with blueberries, sweet cherries, black currants, spices, licorice, oak, mint, earth, leather, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a nice surprise. A great Vintage Port, made out of Zinfandel grapes from California.
Well-balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Feels like a red Zinfandel, but sweet. Good all by itself, as a dessert.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when nice tannins come in to play. I really enjoyed the tannins and the mouthfeel on this port. Very unique.
I paired it with sweet desserts.
Aged for 18 months in neutral American oak barrels.
18% alcohol by volume.
$19. — 5 years ago
2015 Bronze winner @ CA State Fair comp but underrated IMO. Red fruit, spice, earth. Good stuff. — 5 years ago
Another above-the-fold headline scoop from "Superman's Pal"! This is a dense, jammy blend with slimy smooth body. The rich dark cherry, red raspberry, and black currant flavors balance nicely. It works well as an after-dinner digestive wine. — 6 years ago
This bottle brings me right back to the beginning where I fell in love with Gideon’s work. Highly concentrated, intense, sappy texture that sticks to your gums.
Juicy ripe black summer plum, black cherry, blood orange, fresh fennel, pomegranate, purple flowers, tomato leaf, black pepper. Extremely complex and extremely delicious.
Still a strong backbone of acid and fruit persisting through the long finish. Tannins are fully resolved. Completely clean after a couple minutes to air out the bit of Brett and VA (which I expect and embrace with these wines).
I was ready to start popping all my remaining Clos Saron bottles thinking they were starting to decline, but a bottle like this could go forever. There is definite bottle variation at play, and the off bottles can be a bit muddy and dull. But when they hit (which they usually do) there’s really nothing like it. — 3 years ago
My favorite viognier. And one of my new favorite wineries! — 6 years ago