Bright red/black fruit, cigar, tar, & baking spice. Round finish, w/ subtle grippy-ness — 16 days ago
To celebrate my 7,500th wine review on Vivino, here is a hundred point wine from Santa Rita Hills.
Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
On the nose black cherries, blackberries, tobacco, chocolates, light vanilla, cedar and black pepper.
Full bodied and soft, with medium acidity.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This 12 year old Syrah is drinking beautifully now. Well balanced with nice complexity and a great, soft mouthfeel.
Doesn't feel like a Syrah, but it's really delicious. Drinks more like a Napa Cabernet, which is fine with me.
This wine is so special, that it was made only in this 2010 vintage. A gorgeous Syrah from a Single Vineyard that will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Wine Advocate 100 points.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and a very nice wine to share with friends and talk about. Good right out of the bottle, rich and extracted.
Alcohol is nicely integrated by now, so you better watch out.
A blend of 96% Syrah, 3% Roussanne and 1% Viognier. Aged in all new French Oak barrels for 42 months.
15.6% alcohol by volume.
$1,000. — 23 days ago
Red and black berries up front. Very mild oak. Soft tannins. — 3 months ago
Seriously good single-vineyard Riesling from a 1.6-acre plot on the eastern side of Seneca Lake (at 699 ft elevation). A piece of New York history, this site was planted in the early 1970s by none other than Charles Fournier, one of America’s greatest winemakers and a pioneer in the introduction of vinifera grapes in this region. Herbs, dry grass, floral notes on the nose. Dry, vibrant, mineral, very refreshing. Green apple, some citrus, hints of nuts on the palate. Saline. Zesty acidity. Great balance — 10 months ago
Very nice. Loads of flavor balanced nicely with acid. — 3 months ago
Popped and poured. 100% Teraldego from a 5 acre parcel and aged in amphora. At this stage the 2014 “Sgarzon” pours a nearly opaque, garnet color. Let’s be clear, there’s definitely some VA, but there is some absolutely gorgeous pomegranates, tart dark brambles, earth, and stewed plums too. A very pretty wine that reminds me why I am so smitten by Elizabetta‘s wines. For my palate, this is showing better than it did back in 2017. Very Italian…but with some Burgundian sensibilities. But even that isn’t fair. These wines are singular. — 10 days ago
Deep crimson. Legs for days. Big wine both in alcohol and juice flavor, but surprisingly a med-full body. Soft and supple even at the open. Super smooth tannins. Red and black fruit, oak, earthy, chocolate. Gorgeous mouthfeel. Became more and more evolved over the meal. Lots going on. A great experience. — 4 months ago