Crisp acidity. Pear and lemon on the palate, light buttery note with a hint of petrol. Long citrus finish. Medium plus body with ABV 13.5. Very good. — a month ago
Beautifully made, textbook Chardonnay. Citrus and smoky floral notes. Perfect balance - steely precision but also generous. You would pick this as top 1er Cru Chablis or a lean Puligny. Very long lemon curd aftertaste. Up there with the original single vineyard offerings from Kumeu. Perhaps less individual but 50% less money and drinking superbly now. This will increase in price!! — a month ago
Wow, you can tell this had some big fruit in its youth...because it’s still prominent. Nose has faded to a sour/candied cherry. Lively acidity wraps dark red fruits, figs, black cherry liquor. Nuts. Looooooong finish. Reminds me of a tawny. Definitely several years left in this old gal, which is wild. — 7 days ago
Reddish in color with a wide reddish rim and medium plus intensity. Very pretty.
On the nose bing cherries, blueberries, spices, light oak, light red candy, earth and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with bing cherries, raspberries, blueberries, light wood, light earth, spices and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 4 year old Pinot Noir from Sonoma County is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.
Fruit forward and easy drinking with a spicy finish. Fun wine and very tasty now. Alcohol is nicely integrated by now.
Will continue to drink nicely in the next 3 to 5 years.
Good right out of the bottle. I gave it a light chill and had it by the pool. Paired nicely with a Double cream Brie cheese.
100% Pinot Noir grapes from a Single Vineyard. A small production of only 92 cases. Aged in 30% new oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$45. — 9 days ago
Normal service has been resumed.
In my opinion, this represents a benchmark in RRV chards.
Prior notes apply.
Raising a glass to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What an impact she has had on our society. The world would be a much better place if we had more women in places of influence. — 5 days ago
Every now & then it’s good to try something non European.
This is a pleasant surprise - crisp & clean as a whistle with pure fruit and a nice tension. A touch of matchstick reduction adds to the charm. A lovely wine. — 12 days ago
Tried this twice. Pale golden color, complex aging, 34% new French oak-15 months, 30% stainless-4 months; 18% in Foudre for 9 months; rest concrete egg for 14 months. Aromas of stone fruits, oak, nuts, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of peach and pear with honeysuckle, integrated toasty oak and nice citrus tang. Long finish, ending with a wet stone mineral character. Outstanding! Will age well! — 7 days ago
Beautiful with six or so years in bottle...even better was the recent grab at $50.
Wine candy with cinnamon stick, nutmeg, dark spice, mixed darker fruit cola, some anise to black licorice, dark earth with dry top soil framed in a bright floral bouquet. — 6 days ago