Dark color. Smells luscious. Baked blueberry scones, pencils and horses. Flavors also luscious. Berries of the dark skinned variety. Blue, black and black currant, huckle. Hints of smoke and some currant, raisin, galvanized stuff. It’s tasty though. A classic Zin from Lodi. Chewy, jammy, and juicy bombastic raisin, metal winner. — 9 months ago
Easter dessert. Marisa brought — 3 months ago
Damn refreshing. Lime juice and a hint of Amalfi lemon, ripe golden apple, honeysuckle, cantaloupe, crushed oyster shells, backed by great acidity. The distinctive cantaloupe note really picks up mid palate and continues for a good while on the finish. Perfect with shrimp/lobster/fennel risotto. — 5 months ago
👁 This wine has a medium ruby hue with pink rim variation and noticeable tearing.
👃 The nose is clean with medium(+), youthful, aromas of tart red cherry, fresh raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb, along with nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla, and violets.
👄 This wine is dry with medium(+) acidity, medium alcohol, medium tannins, a medium body and mouthfeel, and medium(+) flavors consistent with the nose - tart, young red fruit such as cherries, raspberries, strawberries, vanilla, and baking spices. The finish is medium(+).
Ponzi Vineyards. Marisa. Willamette Valley, Oregon, Pinot Noir. Vintage 2017. ABV% 13.5%. — 9 months ago
Marisa likes it too — 3 months ago
Rich and succulent. Pairs well with Christmas starters, even here up in the arctic. Bought from the winery last summer. — 6 months ago
Sho-nuf I like my chateauneuf! Wild, floral, but muscular and strong.
Usually, I try to pay attention during wine tastings, but honestly a lot of the time I am just imagining how well I would do in American Gladiators. Especially the early 90s version. (When I was a young and impressionable kid.)
I thought Malibu was an idiot and I knew I could take him out in the jousting competition, though I was certain Nitro would bash my head in with a pipe pretty quickly. Diamond... she scared me. The intense lipstick reminded me of some horrible creature of the night in search of blood. I preferred Lace. In fact, I really preferred Lace. (The first version: Marisa Pare. Not the later Lace played by Natalie Lennox Merritt.) I imagine the reason I have a penchant for wild tangled hair now is because of my infatuation with American Gladiator Lace when I was 4-7 years old. When I was younger, I would often imagine battling with Lace. As the events got more intense she would throw herself on top of me in frustration and we'd roll down the gladiator pyramid, making out in a heap of sexual energy and wild animalistic thrusting.
But I digress.
This wine smells like Lace. — a year ago