Dark cherries in the salad meet dark cherries.
If you love mid & dark, ripe fruits, spice, soft dry earth-dry gravel & stone, pronounced limestone, soft, fresh tobacco and cool climate acidity for days, spend $60-$65 on a Block 3 or 5 Pinot Noir. So good.
Both lettuces picked hours ago from my garden. — 10 days ago
If you do anything in your life, find a 6-7 yr old Felton Road Pinot or their Chardonnay at 3-4 yrs old. Decant it hours. The Chardonnay served at near room temperature. You will thank me. The fruit, complexity and acidity get my highest recommendation. It extraordinary Burgundy & style at a fraction of the price. Crossroads of new & old world.
Still room for growth here. — a month ago
See previous notes. They still apply. A fragrant medium weight red wine where the small amount of Viognier plays its role with the red fruited aromatics. Amazing that a $30 wine would win the Trevor Mast Trophy for best Shiraz at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show. — 23 days ago
Big full dark stone fruit with a hint of vanilla underneath. Tastes fresh but not rough/raw. Moderate aftertaste. Paired really well with spinach and ricotta ravioli. — 23 days ago
Even though I’m a big fan of Ferren’s Frei Rd Chardonnay, this was my first Frei Rd Pinot.
Not sure of normal experiences here, but the richness here seems to fall in between Rivers Marie (love) and Aubert (just so so for me). Darker color in the glass…bit of a purple tinge to it. Aromatically it sports potpourri, violets, underripe black cherries, underripe blue fruit and some cedar. Initially, the front palate seems like it will be heavy based on all of the flavors but it turns really elegant. Dark chocolate, a slight roasted character, and spicy fruits. With RM, I get that orange zest note, and with Aubert, I get more alcohol and kirsch. My in between note here is more ripe pomegranate than either of the others. These probably need 5-7yrs from vintage to be in a good spot. Followed over two days and stayed consistent. — 8 days ago