With J&J…I liked it. Very smooth, not overly fruity, and full. Purchased on sale @ Sendik’s : $50 - 20= $30
— 3 months ago
Very light oak, in a good way, has a nice creaminess to it but not overpowering. Really nice! — 2 years ago
Matured black fruits taste. 2018 @1000, unistar alliance, 200801 — 2 years ago
The darkest and meatiest southern Rhone blend I’ve tasted with tremendous complexity. Explosive nose of black lack, blueberry jam, cured meat, grilled herbs, black pepper, dark chocolate, sweet soy source, and hint of violet. There is just the sense of Unami. Rich palate but structured like a skater that’s smooth, precise, and effortless.
I had the fortune to taste the 14’ True Believer 2 years ago, and I don’t really know what constitutes a reserve bottling, but this has more Syrah (53%).
Chris Hammell is the long time Bien Nacido vineyard manager, and cultivated the True Believer vineyard on the western edge of Bien Nacido. — 10 months ago
Alliance de français July 2021
Bought at Binnys $19.99
Definitely a great rose — a year ago
Bright yellow. Clear. A bit closed on the nose, ripe apples, peach, honey, oak. Dried fruits, orange on palette. Acid. Tangy or spicy. Silky, medium finish. Tasted in May 2021 at BigMacs&Burgundy book event by Alliance Francaise. — a year ago
2013 - $59 Last Bottle, slightly alcohol bouquet, slightly tart, tannic finish. — 2 years ago