@Delectable Wine This is the Shake Ridge Vineyard Tempranillo. This is very reminiscent of old world Temp. Sturdy black fruits with pencil lead, smoke, singed herbs, dill, and vanilla. All of this comes through on the palate with the addition of a wet sidewalk minerality and orange peel. Dry and grippy tannins, medium acid, firm structure, medium length finish. Neat bottle. — 6 days ago
Sorer Pinot is so wonderful. Doesn’t hurt that we visited & had a chance to drink one of the fine memories - holy crap is this terrific Pinot! Wide layers of rich fruit, cola, nutmeg & a perfumed nose. — 4 days ago
Haven’t opened a lot of Ridge lately but, have over my life. Still have not opened a bad bottle of Ridge. Not even one corked.
I also learned a long time ago, never open Ridge reds young.
The nose reveals, ruby, candied, spice driven, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & creamy raspberries. White pepper, dark, medium spice, anise to black licorice, vanilla, clove, touch of nutmeg, alcohol vapors, mixed berry cola, dark, rich, turned earth, grey volcanics, limestone, dry, crushed rocks with bright, candied; dark, red, purple & blue florals framed with in soft field of violets & lavender.
The palate is rounding up to its peak but, it is still ascending. The tension, structure, length & balance have started their prime integration. The tannins have round, tarry, meaty baby teeth. Ruby, candied, spice driven, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & creamy raspberries. White pepper, dark, medium spice, anise to black licorice, vanilla, clove, touch of nutmeg, alcohol vapors, mixed berry cola, sweet tarriness, used, French expresso grounds, moist clay, warm, well done toast, touch herbaceous tree sap with bark, eucalyptus, some mint, dark, rich, turned earth, grey volcanics, limestone, dry, crushed rocks & top soil, oak barrel shavings with bright, candied; dark, red, purple & blue florals framed with in soft field of violets & lavender. The acidity is round & refreshing. The long, well balanced, ruby, lush, elegant finish loads as juicy fruits rounding into a great combination of earth & spice persisting for days.
Not quite the perfect pizza pairing but, the evening was put together last minute & I wanted to open the 97 Phelps Syrah. This was my back up bottle in case the 97 hadn’t held up. Somehow, the Ridge got opened as well. I hate it when that happens. — 9 days ago
Immense showing. Powerful and rich. Nose is so interesting, displaying cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. First thing that hits me on the palate are the dusty tannins, backed up by bright acidity. Notes of overripe cherries on the finish. Decadence in a glass. — 8 hours ago
Our first single vineyard wine from Ken Wright having only tried the Willamette AVA Pinot before. That was intriguing but this is another level; can describe a good amount of it but it’s the X factor that really makes it - it’s captivating and just all around impressive. Fresh and brambly berries; blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, cherry, plus nutmeg and even a little anise. Fruit forward but showing restraint and balanced perfectly with both tannins and acidity. Acidity brings it all together and what so many new world wines are missing. “We have great ripe fruit, but this is still wine, after all.” Absolutely worth justifying treating yourself to this on occasion — 2 days ago
Delightful from top to bottom. A little higher in EtOH than I generally like in a Pinot (14.1%), but not pushed too far in any way when you taste it. Many people describe their wines as Burgundian in style. This actually comes close with its compact, disciplined palate. The wine has a ton of flavor, beautiful balance, and robust structure. All that being said, it’s also possessed of a lightness I often find lacking in new world wines. Truly wonderful and delicious. I will actively seek it out to have again. — 5 hours ago
Westcott is one of my favourite wineries in Ontario thanks to their Pinot Noir.
I had the 13 a few years ago... but there’s something about their sweet 16.
Paired this with truffle agnolotti with freshly shaved truffle.
Can’t wait to open the Reserve in a few years. — 5 days ago
Who knew they made great wine in the Lehigh Valley? This is the top grape in the region according to the producer. Shockingly good. Ripe berries, delicious soil, and well balanced. Will be buying again. Thanks to Peggy @ Earth for hooking it up. A very nice first Pennsylvanian wine for me. — 12 days ago