Some cherries, still some tannins but very nice to drink. Went very well with fried goose livers and caramelized onions, — 6 days ago
Haven’t been able to get this since winter. So good for the price point, $40 ish. Good to be able to get this locally again.
Ripe, juicy pear, green & golden apples, pineapple, white stone fruits, touch of cider, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, yeasty bread, baguette crust, caramel, yellow lilies, spring flowers, acidity is perfect with length, balance & smartly polished for days.
Great on both ends, cheese & shortbread cookies. — a month ago
Had this in an early stage. Dark w/ lots of black licorice. Completely different wine tonight. This is what I look for by waiting on wine.
The nose shows floral, ripe, bright, slightly candied fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plums, poached to baked strawberries, raspberries, powdery lead pencil, dark, rich forest floor w/ leaves, dark & mid spices, black licorice, mixed berry cola, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanillin, soft leather, fresh tobacco, dry, crushed limestone, river stone, dark, red, blue florals framed in violets.
The mouthfeel is gorgeous. The palate shows its relationship w/ its big brother. The length & balance are excellent. Integration is finally showing like a non stubborn 2000 or one that is finally ready. Floral, ripe, bright, slightly candied fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plums, poached to baked strawberries, raspberries, powdery lead pencil, dark, rich forest floor w/ leaves, dark & mid spices, black licorice, mixed berry cola for days, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanillin, soft leather, fresh tobacco, dry, crushed limestone, moist grey clay, river stone, dark, red, blue florals soaked in violets. The acidity is full warm spring day. The well knitted & balanced finish stuns. Starts fruit forward, cola that fall onto earthy perfection.
Elegant, complex wine candy w/ a 3 1/2 hour decant.
Cheers to the King of steak - Allen Brothers & the King of Cabernet - Latour. — 2 months ago
2016 vintage. Second bottle in the last month. Still playing a bit of hide and seek. Spearmint, dust, wet earth, mushrooms, dark plum in the nose. All that jazz in the tastebuds with some Earl Grey tea component casually strutting into the scene. Still light/light medium bodied. Finishing super-dry without any modicum of plushiness currently. Improved attitude vs the last recent bottle. Need to pick up another and taste again in six months since this wine is high-maintenance and still going through some personal “issues” but likely worth the long-term investment. — 18 days ago
Has all the silly stuff on the label. Flag like, face of ancient lord, weird crown on an egg symbol, and raised print on the name. Only subtle thing is that it’s grey. Lovely red, red rose color in the glass. Smells great. Flowers, rose hips, rocks in rain, wood. Flavors are also excellent. Savory edge with nice smoke. Plenty of tart berries. More rose hip and citrus. Some black tea. Almost an earl grey tone. This is a steal of a Rioja from Gross Out. Under $10 I think and it’s dense, complex and full of flavors that Rioja does so well often. — 2 months ago
Delicious after our first hot day. Need to buy more half bottles of their n/v Blanc.
Not sure where Delectable’s source for this cuvée is at $46. I paid just under $30 for a 375ml.
Beautiful mouthfeel/mousse. Sour lemons w/ hints of meringue, lime zest- candy, kiwi, pear, white peach/nectarine, understated notes of pineapple juice, beautiful, soft grey volcanics, edgy, soft chalkiness, yeast, soft, melted, salted caramel, white spice, sea spray, cream, spring flowers, jasmine, some yellow & white lilies excellent soft acidity with a smartly polished & well balanced finish lasting minutes. — 2 months ago
Color of dark purple with grey shades on the rim. Nose of oak, dried strawberry, plums, currants, spice, vanilla, aldehyde, and spicy note from alcohol. Nose is nice. Taste follows the nose, silky and mouthful, matured and soft tannins, a bit zesty feeling, well balanced of oak and dark fruits. Tasty. Aftertaste is also long and savory with some more black pepper touch. A gem of Cab — 2 months ago
J. J. Prüm’s 2009 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett sports a fairly vibrant green / yellow hue. Soft, caressing aromas of cardamom and Earl grey tea take some coaxing from the glass, alongside lemon meringue and red apples. A faint hint of petrol completes a nose that’s complex but also incredibly youthful - hard to believe this wine is 12 years of age.
The palate is quite sweet, showing quite fruity for this style and tasted blind I would have likely guessed Spätlese. But it has great breadth and mouth filling acidity. Again, I am fairly astounded by this wine’s youth. I perhaps expected more tertiary notes - will it ever age? — 6 hours ago
For steak dessert, 2007 Caymus Classic. Chuck, why oh why, did you change the original styling of this wine? 🤦♂️
I ran out of my cellared Caymus Classic. Classic is pre 2012 vintage. In 2012, it was changed to a highly marketable consumer friendly wine syrup that drinks well early for some. I can’t palate it.
I recently went to the secondary market and found some beautifully stored 2007. Missed it.
The nose reveals, stewed & candied; blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, full scorched earth, grey clay, potpourri, dark under stated ambers, dark, moist forrest floor, dry sage, notes of Worcestershire sauce, eucalyptus with withering; dark, red, purple flowers.
The mouthfeel is glorious with balance & length. Ripe fruits of; stewed & candied; blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries hovering over all the rest, scorched earth, dark spice with subtle yet punctuating heat, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon & vanillin, dry crushed, limestone rocks, grey, mud clay, potpourri, dark under stated ambers, dark, moist forrest floor, oak char, expresso, black licorice, dry sage, notes of Worcestershire sauce hues, eucalyptus/mint with withering; dark, red, purple flowers. The acidity is a rushing, spring mountain river. The length, balance fruit & earth, elegance, polish would captivate most any discerning palate.
Chuck, I think you should make both Caymus Syrup & Caymus Classic again.
She is at the tail end of her precipice. — 2 months ago