Fabulous art from the hand of Dave Collins. East meets West (fittingly) as this varietally correct build splits Loire & La’Caly. Grass + tropical Citrus meld to a food friendly budget all star. 16$ on special at WF :) — 9 days ago
This is a nice and easy drinking Riesling from Columbia Valley.
Showing citrus, limes, lemons, spices, light diesel and minerals.
Medium bodied with high acidity. Well balanced, crisp and refreshing.
Dry to off dry on the palate with a tangy finish and better when properly chilled.
Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with spicy food.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
89 points. — 7 days ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous one from Napa.
Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, chocolates, black currants, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, cedar, spices, light alcohol, eucalyptus and peppercorn.
Full bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco, chocolates, dark coffee, graphite and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cherries.
A delicious Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux blend from the great 2014 vintage. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.
Fruit forward, elegant and rich. Opulent and tasty. Shows great complexity already, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.
I've had many wines from Michel Rolland, from all over the world, and I always enjoyed them. Never disappoints and always a pleasure.
Thank you Scott for sharing this beautiful wine with me.
Wine Enthusiasts 95 points. Robert Parker 96 points.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime, and good by itself as a sipping wine. No need for food at all, but will pair nicely with a big piece of steak.
A blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. Aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (80% New). Only 370 cases produced. Some of the fruit come from To Kalon and Stagecoach Vineyards.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$175. — a day ago
This tastes like more like sparkling grapefruit juice than a wine product. But it’s delicious, if perhaps a touch too sweet. — 7 days ago
2017 vintage opened July 2021. I’m not sure why peeps are giving this wine the sub-9.0 ratings that they are. This is a very drinkable wine with an excellent balance and a n￼ice complexity. Mild scent of leather and dry clay on the nose. Strawberries and red raspberries on the front. A mid-level tannic structure — smooth but not smothering — which I’ve found to be a characteristic of Sonoma Cabs. Soft finish. Maybe a few afternotes, enough to consider it a “long finish”. Subtle but thoroughly enjoyable. Drinkable now, drinkable for at least another decade. — 8 days ago
A bit disappointed that the Watermelon doesn’t feature more prominently, it is nearly undetectable but the pucker moniker holds true! Strongly sour and still delicious. — 2 months ago
Crushed peak season strawberries, rhubarb, sour cherries, pink peppercorn, violets, hibiscus, chalk. Incredibly drinkable, crushable, smashable. This wine makes me feel cool. I want to get drunk off of this wine - will always buy a bottle whenever I see one. — 8 days ago
Okay, Maryland! — a month ago
Happy to be the first to post this. Delectable classified as a Rosé, but the HY boys say it was made as a white wine and presents as a Rosé.” Pic doesn’t capture the color. Beautiful nose, but finish a bit rough on opening. A few hours of air smoothed this out nicely. Wonderful on days 2 and 4. Part of the burgeoning SoCal wine scene. Keep an eye on these guys. Beautiful labels, better wines, terrific folks. 12.49% ABV. The NEW new California. Great things ahead! — 6 days ago
Castello di Amorosa Cresta d'Oro Vineyard Rosato di Pinot Noir 2020, California
Pale salmon in color.
Light nose of lemons, light strawberries, citrus, limes, river rocks, green apples, sea salt and earth.
Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, light earth, green apples and minerals.
Nice length on the finish with limes.
This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Russian River Valley. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Light and engaging without being bitter nor tart.
This Single Vineyard is showing nice complexity already. Easy drinking and good by itself.
Gets earthier as it opens up with an old world feel (30 minutes).
Good by itself or with food. A tasty wine that I enjoyed all by itself by the pool.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 12 days ago