Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍽!
A Thanksgiving cheers to Chateau Boswell. We hope they rise from the ashes like a Phoenix soon.
When this crosses the palate, you have no doubt you are drinking Sonoma Chardonnay. It shows; edgy chalky volcanic backbone, green & golden apple, syrupy overripe pineapple, tropical melons, lime candy, white stone fruits, buttered popcorn, saline, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, Lemonhead candy with yellow lilies, spring flowers and mixed greens. The acidity & viscosity are excellent. The finish is lush, well crafted & balanced with high polish that persists minutes.
The structure & backbone in this Chateau Boswell will be perfect for our brined turkey. However, still well deserving of more cellaring. — 7 days ago
Still deep purple in the glass 11 years in. Throwing a lot of sediment. Grilled meat, blackberry, chambord, a hint of menthol and baking spices on the palate. Chewy and savory finish with plenty of fruit to balance out the tannins. I may be underrating this. — 4 days ago
Wine #4 of the night. The winner of the night! Fresh, young and juicy. The 15.7 alcohol was completely hidden behind plump, juicy fruits, soft oak and spice and superbly supple tannins. These wines age beautifully but the purity of a younger vintage is truly awesome. — 10 days ago
Pale straw in color with a golden hue.
Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, spices, oak, yellow apples, pears and white pepper.
Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with citrus, melons, apples, light grapefruits, spices, hazelnuts, oak, vanilla and peppercorn.
Nice length on the finish with spices and almonds.
This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Russian River Valley.
Spicy and intriguing. Interesting with a buttery, smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and Oaky.
Right out of the bottle, it is in your face kind of wine, but as it opens up, it calms down a bit with less oak and vanilla notes, so give it 20 minutes.
Will be nice to see how this evolves in 5 to 7 years.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$55. — 17 days ago
A new producer for us, purchased direct from the winery.
Nose displays pears, white flowers, and the slightest hint of volatility. The palate is muscular and demonstrates urgency when it hits the mid-palate. Powerful, zippy acidity gives way to honeycomb notes, without the sweetness. The finish is mineral-driven, with very little detectable oak treatment. Chablis lovers should take a good look at this example. — 6 days ago
Churchill Wine Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018: Medium-bodied, red & dark fruits & spice yet it is so much more than this! So many levels of aromas & flavors, this was the perfect wine for our Thanksgiving meal. Churchill Wines congrats on your first Pinot Noir release! I loved it and can’t wait to drink more! Nice work. Cheers🍷 — 5 days ago
“Michigan didn't invent old-fashioned fudge, but it was perfected here. We pay tribute to this time-honored tradition with KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge. By amplifying the rich chocolate notes of KBS using Mackinac Fudge coffee, then adding maple syrup and aging it in oak bourbon barrels, we've created a bold new take on our barrel-aged classic” — 7 days ago
The Ritchie is one of the more pleasurable Napa/Sonoma Chardonnay’s I’ve had. The fruit is very good and made by Winemaker-Jean Hoefliger...who has a French background & goes easy on the new oak.
The body is thick and round with nice viscosity. Green apple, lemon, lime candy, overripe pineapple, just a touch of buttered popcorn, caramel, soft wood notes and backbone, butterscotch, delicate chalkiness, limestone & volcanics with yellow lilies, spring flowers and mixed greens. Full round acidity. Beautifully polished, elegant & s well balanced finish that persists nicely.
Photos of; the entrance to AXR’s main tasting room at the rear of the property, their guest house that in the days of prohibition was a Brothel, a sitting area under the Redwoods that overlooks their Estate vines & the AXR house that fronts the property. — 16 days ago